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The Gargoyle in My Yard

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What do you do when a 400-year-old gargoyle moves into your backyard? Especially when no one else but you knows he's ALIVE? Twelve-year-old Katherine Newberry can tell you all about life with a gargoyle. Hes naughty. He gets people into trouble. He howls at the moon, breaks statues and tramples flowers to bits, all the while making it look like you did it! He likes to thro ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Napoleon and Co (first published 2009)
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Rob McDougall
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Although this book is for an older reader, we read it to my 4 year old who loved the story. The entire series became standard bedtime reading for a few weeks as they easily captured her imagination. We also live in Toronto, so she was familiar with some of the places in the book, which was an added bonus!
Renee
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The Gargoyle in My Yard is a short, clever read exploring the themes of friendship, loneliness, and compassion, as well as taking a dip into the issue of environmental change. When a 400 year-old gargoyle, Gargoth, comes to life and decides to make 12 year-old Katherine’s back yard his new home, both their lives will never be the same. The book is peppered with humourous moments such as when Gargoth protects Milly the cat from a dog, but also with poignant moments such as when he builds snow scu ...more
Bruce Gargoyle
Full review at http://thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpress... (June 6 2014)

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Katherine is surprised to find her mother's gargoyle statue causing havoc in the backyard. She is even more surprised to find out that her mother knew all along. Now they must work together to curb the damage!

This is such a charming little book. Katherine is a sensible sort of a kid and I very much enjoyed the twist that got her parents involved in solving the problem of Gargoth. In fact it’s nice to see a book for ki
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She's Stacked  (Jo-Anne)
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cute little story. I loved that it was set in Toronto. The characters were interesting. I wanted more, more details, some more depth. I feel like I didn't get a chance to know everyone well. Luckily, there are two more books in the story. I have the third - on a search for book two!
Bruce
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great read! Totally entertaining, you'll fall in love with the characters. Quirky yet endearing. And there's history in it too!
Dictionaryhound
Sep 24, 2010 rated it liked it
The first of a series for 8-12 year olds about a girl and a gargoyle that comes to life. Set in Toronto, Canada. An easy, fun read.
JulieLaLa
May 07, 2016 rated it liked it
3.75 stars! Very good children's/juvenile book. Excellent writing, lovely characters and a fun story with an especially likeable gargoyle!
Virginia
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
very fun and exciting, looking forward to reading the next ones:)
Polly
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Not as good as I'd hoped (live gargoyles are so my kind of thing), but cute and fun all the same.
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Award-winning children's author, poet, musician, copywriter. Philippa's books have been nominated and commended for literary awards across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including the Diamond Willow, Hackmatack, Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar and Red Maple awards. Her third book, The Gargoyle at the Gates, was named a White Raven Book, by the International Youth Library in Munich.

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