BEING a gargoyle with tiny wings, learning to fly is just the beginning of all too many of life’s challenges. It has been a year since Graham took his first flight and said goodbye to his grandfather. Even a trip to New Asgard isn’t enough to take his mind off the anniversary of his grandfather’s crossing over.As Graham returns home, he learns from his hero escort, the FlyBEING a gargoyle with tiny wings, learning to fly is just the beginning of all too many of life’s challenges. It has been a year since Graham took his first flight and said goodbye to his grandfather. Even a trip to New Asgard isn’t enough to take his mind off the anniversary of his grandfather’s crossing over.As Graham returns home, he learns from his hero escort, the Flying Mummy, that Cascade isn’t as safe as it seems. When mortals stopped believing in magical and mythological creatures, myriad magical denizens faced extinction without belief fueling their existence. They banded together and migrated to the new dimensional home of Cascade, hoping that belief in each other would keep them alive. But survival isn’t guaranteed. If a species closes themselves off from others, they risk fading out of existence. This has the young gargoyle worried, both his people and the nearby troll village, home to his best friend Ot, keep to themselves. When Flenn and Graham wind up at the troll village, they are shocked to find the trolls fading out of existence. Deeply disturbed the same fate awaits his own hermetic people, Graham and his sister defy convention and champion making changes. As they wrestle to convince the gargoyle council to take action, a deadly new complication arises. Gargoyles and woodland animals alike start popping up as statues. Can they make things right and save both their villages?...
|Title||:||Graham the Gargoyle #2: Flenn's Folly|
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|Number of Pages||:||353 Pages|
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Graham the Gargoyle #2: Flenn's Folly Reviews
Following on the heels of her brother, like any pesky little sister, Flenn pretty much has her own book while saving the day for her big brother, Graham! Graham the Gargoyle 2: Flenn’s Folly by Brian Clopper is absolutely delightful! Filled with tons of action, adventures galore and a cast of characters in all sizes and shapes, the mythical land of Cascade is being turned upside down and inside out, one village at a time. Once again, Graham gets caught up in the middle of it all, but this time, he unknowingly gets Flenn involved! Blord makes his own kind of trouble and Medusa is trying to get the Mummy’s attention, but going about it in all the wrong ways. If that isn’t enough, there is something terrible happening in many of the other isolated villages. The villagers are getting fuzzy, insubstantial, like mist, fading away, like so many other creatures, they seem doomed to become only memories. With everything else going on, how will Flenn and Graham save their neighbors? What will it take to bring these creatures back? Have they all forgotten how Cascade came to be? Are they guilty of repeating the history from Earth that brought them here in the first place? So many questions...Brian Clopper’s realm of Cascade is a place where the imagination can run free, and anything can happen! Its citizens are creatures from fantasy, myth and a colorfully creative mind that are really just like you and me. Even the plants become more than just things of beauty, ask Flenn! But the true hidden gem of each story from Mr. Clopper, there are lessons to be learned by young and old alike, disguised as fun reading!Publication Date: October 10, 2012Publisher: Behemoth BooksSeries: Graham the Gargoyle, #2Number of Pages: 291Genre: Children's Fantasy/FictionAge Recommendation: Middle GradesMy Rating: 5 starsAvailable at: AmazonFor more reviews check out Tome Tender's Book Blog or find us on Facebook.
I read the advance reader copy of GRAHAM THE GARGOYLE 2: FLENN'S FOLLY and loved it. This is a much bigger story than the first Graham book, and his younger sister Flenn has a major role along with Bloord, the annoying bully from school. Best friend Ot takes a backseat in this tale, but that's okay because the dynamic between Graham, Flenn and Bloord is plenty to be getting on with!The story revolves around the central conceit of the land of Cascade, which is that mythical creatures will fade from existence if they don't integrate with society. They will literally be forgotten. This is what the trolls and harpies face, and something that Graham, Flenn and Bloord find themselves embroiled in. It doesn't help that there's a nasty foe stalking the woods.One of things I admire about this novel is the wildlife and vegetation. Yes, it sounds like an odd thing to mention, but the author did a fantastic job of developing a rich ecology of colorful and troublesome plants as well as deadly critters best avoided -- all make-believe but so well crafted you can't help being thankful you don't live near those woods!Great work as ever.
Graham's younger sister Flenn feature's prominently in this satisfying sequel to author Brian Clopper's equally excellent "Graham the Gargoyle." When Blord, the village jerk, catches her using a spell scroll to go to places she shouldn't go, things get sticky for this smart little gargoyle who finds she has to lie to protect herself and her brave older brother from the harsh punishment that would surely come if word of her traveling got back to the village council. Meanwhile, Graham and Flenn also find themselves fighting both the extinction of a few isolated magical races (including their own!) due to a "lack of belief," and a dark and sinister force lurking in the woods around their village and the village of Graham's best friend, Ot the Troll.Told with plenty of heart and good humor, Flenn's Folly is a delightful tale that will easily entertain middle grade readers with its exciting action and fun exploration of the fascinating mythological creatures that people the fantastical world of Cascade. Recommended.
Another great adventure with Graham the Gargoyle. Each tale involves characters from past books with a different featured character. A great mid grade read.