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What if your best friend was a naughty 400-year-old gargoyle? And what if he just happened to be in terrible danger? Its not always easy, but thirteen-year-old Katherine Newberry is friends with a gargoyle. His name is Gargoth of Tallus, and he lives in her backyard. Gargoth has lost the only creature on the planet who can help him. Her name is Ambergine, and shes been hisWhat if your best friend was a naughty 400-year-old gargoyle? And what if he just happened to be in terrible danger? Its not always easy, but thirteen-year-old Katherine Newberry is friends with a gargoyle. His name is Gargoth of Tallus, and he lives in her backyard. Gargoth has lost the only creature on the planet who can help him. Her name is Ambergine, and shes been his greatest friend for hundreds of years. What Katherine and Gargoth dont know is that Ambergine is searching for him too. But she is not alone. Gargoths greatest enemy is prowling the city, and its a race against time to find him first! In this sequel to The Gargoyle in My Yard (2009), The Gargoyle Overhead provides the historical backstory to Gargoths life, and further explores themes of friendship, courage and loneliness....

Title : The Gargoyle Overhead
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ISBN : 9781926607030
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 152 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Gargoyle Overhead Reviews

  • Canadian Reader
    2019-01-25 14:15

    A lovely little book about about a live gargoyle, Gargoth, created in England in 1604 whose friends--a human girl in modern Toronto and a female gargoyle--try to save from a cruelly acquisitive man who wants to possess only to possess. The book is delightful enough to make me want to visit Ms. Dowding's earlier work, A Gargoyle in My Yard. Recommended for children 8 and up.

  • Cathy Austin
    2019-01-17 16:16

    Charming story of friendship, bravery and perseverance. Ideal for middle readers and lovers of historical fiction. Katherine is 14, an avid soccer player and a close friend to Gargoth, a small cantankerous gargoyle who's about 400 years old. Told with wit and an inventiveness perfect for this kind of tale, Dowding gives us a fast paced story peopled with unusual and endearing characters from the spunky Katherine, the grumpy but loveable (mostly) gargoyle Gargoth, Cassandra--owner of Candles by Daye, a quirky shop on Toronto's Queen Street--and Ambergine, Gargoth's beloved friend and only living gargoyle next to him. Gargoth must outrun an evil man who bought him for a collection of statues in his dark old upper New York home. In Toronto, Gargoth is safe with Katherine and her family, but, evil still lurks...and Ambergine has been searching for Gargoth for over 148 years. Will they find one another in Toronto? Cool to read about all the locales we know and love in our hometown that Ambergine flys to and rests in. An interesting perspective from a flying gargoyle!Easy narrative, style and engaging plot with some very thoughtful passages: friends are friends whether a gargoyle or human; missing a friend is a sorrow we can all relate to.Images delight like this, "Several things happened at once. The dancing dog statue tottered then fell with a great smash into the windows of the sitting room, but not before it banged into several other statues on the way. As the dancing dog statue fell, it hit another statue, which hit another, then another. It was a domino cascade of statues!" There's quite an exciting climax and the ending is a joy. A very good book which has made me want to look up more gargoyle history in Paris, especially.

  • Dictionaryhound
    2019-02-13 14:17

    A great little story for 8-12 year olds about a girl, her family and a gargoyle that comes to life. Set in Toronto, Canada.

  • JulieLaLa
    2019-01-23 16:10

    3.75 stars. Lovely story, friendship, danger, and a lovely resolution. Well-written (I couldn't/wouldn't put it down), and I think that children would enjoy it.

  • Polly
    2019-01-19 12:16

    Much more dramatic than the first Gargoyle book, and (I thought) more interesting, too.

  • She's Stacked(Jo-Anne)
    2019-01-28 11:24

    This little tome has captured my heart. It builds on the first book and its characters and there is even more Toronto than before. <3

  • Bruce
    2019-02-04 09:18

    A great follow up to Gargoyle in my Yard. We learn so much more about Gargoth and his history. And what action - the two books compliment each other perfectly.