By Benjamin Bird and Tim Levins
Unmask the world of Scooby-Doo with the official character encyclopedia! This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles, stats, and history of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang. From detailed diagrams of the Mystery Machine to laugh-out-loud jokes to profiles of – ZOINKS! – more than 200 monsters and villains, THE SCOOBY-DOO ENCYCLOPEDIA is sure to please Scooby fans of all ages, from meddling kids to adults.
Written by Benjamin Bird, prolific author of Scooby-Doodles!: Draw, Color, and Create with Scooby-Doo! and the bestselling Scooby-Doo board book series; Features more than 200 characters, including never-before-unmasked monsters; Full-color illustrations and diagrams to keep even the most meddlesome kids interested for hours.
SUMMER 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon’s Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster—another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids.
1990. The former detectives have grown up and apart, each haunted by disturbing memories of their final night in the old haunted house. There are too many strange, half-remembered encounters and events that cannot be dismissed or explained away by a guy in a mask. And Andy, the once intrepid tomboy now wanted in two states, is tired of running from her demons. She needs answers. To find them she will need Kerri, the one-time kid genius and budding biologist, now drinking her ghosts away in New York with Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the club. They will also have to get Nate, the horror nerd currently residing in an asylum in Arkham, Massachusetts. Luckily Nate has not lost contact with Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star who was once their team leader . . . which is remarkable, considering Peter has been dead for years.
The time has come to get the team back together, face their fears, and find out what actually happened all those years ago at Sleepy Lake. It’s their only chance to end the nightmares and, perhaps, save the world.
A nostalgic and subversive trip rife with sly nods to H. P. Lovecraft and pop culture, Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids is a strikingly original and dazzling reminder of the fun and adventure we can discover at the heart of our favorite stories, no matter how old we get.