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The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo    by Drew Weing order for
Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
by Drew Weing
Order:  USA  Can
First Second, 2016 (2016)
Hardcover, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

In The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, Drew Weing makes scary childhood monsters into fun creatures who have just as many problems as the kids they haunt.

Wannabe reporter Charles bemoans his family's move to Echo City. The apartment building his dad is rehabbing looks creepy enough, but the terror amps up when Charles realizes there is a real life monster in his closet. Luckily, his neighbor Kevin knows just who to call: Margo Maloo, Monster Mediator. Soon, Charles learns that Echo City is teaming with otherworldly creatures, and he's not sure he likes it!

Weing's artwork has a very approachable feel, almost like a highly detailed Sunday comic strip. This style serves to make the monsters more fun than scary, as you would expect with a graphic novel aimed at middle readers. Each chapter is a mysterious new case with classic monsters imagined in a whole new way.

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo is perfect for middle readers who want just a hint of a scare. Drew Weing has shown his creativity in this fun graphic novel that begs for volumes more.

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