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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.

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For older readers, GUSTAV GLOOM AND THE PEOPLE TAKER might feel like a warmed-over Tim Burton scenario, but there's enough inventiveness and original humor to appeal to younger ones. Author Adam-Troy Castro sometimes lets the dialogue get a little too cutesy, but in general he uses a breezy style that keeps the action moving. Kristen Margiotta's highly stylized black-and-white illustrations add extra energy to the story.

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