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The Tangled Web: The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo


Series
The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

written and illustrated by
Drew Weing

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
First Second
ISBN
9781250206831
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In the third volume of this middle-grade series, Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.

As the assistant to Margo Maloo, Charles has gone on assignment in some pretty interesting locations. He's been to a vampire's lair, an ogre's den, and even a monster grocery store! But he's never been to Downside, Echo City's underground monster metropolis that is super mysterious and DEFINITELY off limits to kids. But a settlement of giant spiders is about to be dynamited by unwitting construction workers—and, coincidentally, one of those giant spiders "accidentally" bit Charles. His cure and the spiders' salvation lie in the Downside—if Charles and Margo can make it in time.

Guide to monsters. Full-color illustrations drawn with pencils, inked in pen, and colored with Photoshop. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

6" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3: points 1

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Monsters. Administrative assistants. Haunted places. Detectives. Secrets. Online forums. City life. Friendship. Betrayal. Mysteries. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6-The members of S.M.O.K.E. (Secret Monster Organization for Kids Everywhere) continue to investigate monsters and blog about their findings, so that other kids know what to do if they run into one. Charles, who is white, and Kevin, who is Black, have a reluctant expert ally in Margo Maloo, who is brown. Her investigation into underground monster society reveals the dangers of a human construction project that could harm and displace many monsters, especially a spider colony. The three main characters are spunky and adventurous, while Charles's parents are trusting and supportive. A scene with Margo's loving uncle provides some tantalizing, though cryptic, backstory about her Indian roots. Weing continues to take full advantage of the wide-page format, filling each one with exciting angles, brilliantly detailed highlights, and broad establishing shots that cluster the remaining panels alongside or beneath them. VERDICT Monsters and monster enthusiasts alike will adore reading about the latest adventures of Margo and her friends.-Thomas Maluck

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6-The members of S.M.O.K.E. (Secret Monster Organization for Kids Everywhere) continue to investigate monsters and blog about their findings, so that other kids know what to do if they run into one. Charles, who is white, and Kevin, who is Black, have a reluctant expert ally in Margo Maloo, who is brown. Her investigation into underground monster society reveals the dangers of a human construction project that could harm and displace many monsters, especially a spider colony. The three main characters are spunky and adventurous, while Charles's parents are trusting and supportive. A scene with Margo's loving uncle provides some tantalizing, though cryptic, backstory about her Indian roots. Weing continues to take full advantage of the wide-page format, filling each one with exciting angles, brilliantly detailed highlights, and broad establishing shots that cluster the remaining panels alongside or beneath them. VERDICT Monsters and monster enthusiasts alike will adore reading about the latest adventures of Margo and her friends.-Thomas Maluck

Grades 2-6
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