Eight-year-old Duke Maloo lives a life shrouded in mystery.  Growing up in a brownstone mansion on Lake Shore Drive,  in Chicago, Illinois, his  socialite parents, Prideous and  Greedious Maloo show him no love or affection.  In fact, the  only attention he receives from them is ridicule.   As a  result, he lives vicariously as a Super Hero, similar to the  ones he admires within his vast collection of collectable  comic books.
   What happens to innocent young children tormented  by bullies at  school, and home?   Their inner demons  surface when least expected. 
   In his bruised mind, Duke Maloo becomes the little boy his  parents thoughtlessly call, Doofus Maloofus.
   Duke is an example of all children who suffer mentally  when they can no longer cope with bruised feelings.  Nightmares often turn into reality.  For Duke Maloo, the  nightmare had a name…  Darkus Malarkus, the  Denizen of Doom.
 Duke Maloo represents the little person still residing within  all of us. The Boogeyman who terrorizes him has terrorized  nearly all of us at one time or another.
  Fortunately, Duke encounters an unusual Wicki Faerie  named Juvenia to guide him through his turmoil. 
  This tale is one in  a series of fables revolving around the Wicki Faeries and Mother Nature.  Each story offers an  encouraging moral for young people, while at the same  time, provides positive and spiritual reinforcement.


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