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Thursday, February 16, 2012

41. The Missing Mummy by Sean O'Reilly

The Missing Mummy by Sean O'Reilly. Illustrated by Arcana Studio. (US) - (Canada)
Mighty Mighty Monsters

Pages: 43
Ages: 7+
Finished: Feb. 6, 2012
First Published: Aug. 1, 2011
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: children, easy reader, graphic novel, fantasy, Canadian author
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:  Early one morning, the Mighty Mighty monsters loaded on to the bus for a field trip.


Publisher's Summary: "The Mighty Mighty Monsters are going on a field trip to the museum in the city. Like most of their outings, things get a little crazy. They meet a mummy who comes to life. Using their 'Monster Might,' they help him break out of the museum and take him back to Transylmania."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: I think this series is adorable.

An easy reader graphic novel about famous movie monsters when they were kids and went to school together. This time the kids are outside of school again but now on a teacher supervised field trip to a museum and this is where they pick up a new member to bring back to town with them, The Mummy.  Happily enough, we get King Tut's mummy and learn some very brief ancient Egypt/Tutankhamen history at the same time.  But really the story is just fun and full of gags  I enjoy this series probably because I am a Universal Monsters movie buff and find these satisfy the nerd in me.  O'Reilly's story is cute and fun as usual with this series suitable for Grades 1-4 and reluctant readers being at a Guided Reading Level K. Scott's Arcana Studios do a magnificent job on the animation quality illustrations.  One of the more fun in the series, especially for Mummy fans.

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