Monday, October 4, 2010




From my early memories of Halloween Gargoyles have always been a part of them. I later  hunted down all the books surrounding the history and lore about them. I also have a gargoyle in my home :)

Here is my Book Shelf  Gargoyle Ned:

There was also a  cartoon in the 90's called Gargoyles that I was a huge fan of.

One of my favorite authors C. E. Murphy has a trilogy of books about them:

                            Join me tomorrow for a Review and Giveaway of  Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy

Night of the GargoylesNight of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

" When night comes, the gargoyles creep on stubs of feet. They swoop down to hunch with gargoyle friends around the fountain and mock the watchman as he passes by " Eve Bunt

During the day they protect our Churches , Schools and Libraries. Then there is night, and the time for the gargoyles to arise.

I have always had a fascination with gargoyles. This book caught my attention and I had to by it. The book is in black and white. David Wiesner's drawings are gorgeous.
They are charcoal drawings in black and white. The book chronicles the night adventures of the Gargoyle. They splash in the fountains near the museum they reside on, play in trees. Those fortunate winged gargoyles take off on their nightly explorations of the city. They chat and play and discuss serious gargoyle issues: Sun damage and Birds of course! They even play pranks on the night watchman and like to spook the occasional human who walks by. I found the book such a joyful experience. It might me a little frightening for toddlers but 5+ year  olds might enjoy it as well as the kid in us all :)

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Dazzling Mage said...

Great post! I'm also a fan of the cartoon Gargoyles! Loved it! I checked out the synopsis for The Negotiator trilogy, and I'm definitely adding it to my list!

Ah, I'm excited now! Childhood memories does that to me. XD

mbreakfield said...

I love gargoyles, too. I really liked the cartoon. I just requested it on netflix to rewatch.

vvb32 reads said...

i like this post. c.e. murphy was my first experience with gargoyles as living characters.


thanks for the comments everyone :)

Cathie said...

I loved the cartoon series!!!