Matthew and the Midnight Movie


32 pages
ISBN 0-7737-6273-6
DDC jC813'.54




Illustrations by Michael Martchenko
Reviewed by Dosi Cotroneo

Dosi Cotroneo is a freelance writer living in Manotick, Ontario.


In this latest Matthew Midnight adventure, the movie Raiders of the Lost
Ark inspires Matthew to make a movie of his own. Around midnight,
Matthew is thrown into an situation involving a villain, a streetcar
full of wild turkeys, and the kidnapping of his mother. A midnight movie
shoot takes Matthew and his mother on a crazy ride through a department
store, among other places.

The next morning, Matthew’s mother suggests that the whole night was
just a peculiar dream, while Matthew tells that her the award-winning
movie was broadcast on the Dreaming Channel.

Matthew and the Midnight Movie is a fast and furious (and very
entertaining) read for young children. Martchenko’s funny, colorful
illustrations bounce Matthew and his adventures right off the page.


Morgan, Allen., “Matthew and the Midnight Movie,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 22, 2024,