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The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo (Volume 2)

Drew Weing

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09/11/2018

ISBN: 9781250222701

128 Pages, Ages 8-12

Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo on her assignments, he’s had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps, and ogres. And lately, they’re all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder.

As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City’s monster community a secret, when it’s teetering in the brink of war?

In this second volume of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, graphic novelist Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.

Praise for The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall

Praise for The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo:

"Drew Weing’s Creepy Case Files, with its quirky kids, sympathetic beasties and hand-rendered coloring, reads like a classic children’s title from decades past…if not for the astute, subtle observations on cultural dynamics within cities and the ripple effects of gentrification." —Paste Magazine

"Clever dialogue enhances this intriguing and multilayered story set in a fully realized world of monster and human coexistence."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016

"It’s a beautifully conceived and executed trio of stories, and readers will hope that more installments are on the way."— Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"The combination of Margo's cautious perspective and Charles' wide-eyed glee over the misunderstood monsters cultivates an intriguing dynamic between the two characters that drives the plot forward and keeps kids invested...Weing's artwork further adds to the lighthearted fun: his detailed backgrounds, jewel-toned color palette, only slightly spooky monsters, and stylish character designs give this lots of visual appeal." —Booklist

Drew Weing

Drew Weing lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife, cartoonist Eleanor Davis, and too many cats. He makes comics for print and online, among which are the nautical graphic novel Set to Sea, and the early-reader comic Flop to the Top, which he co-authored with his wife.

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