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Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting
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Aug 28, 2011

really liked it

In this book, gargoyles come to life at night! The beautifully detailed black and white illustrations done by David Wiesner show the fun things the gargoyles take part in when they come alive. They visit the museum, fly (if they have wings) straight up into the sky, splash in the fountain, scare people passing by, and talk of what they’ve seen and felt (the sun burning them, the rain pouring down on them, and the birds that perch on them that leave behind stains). But, they always return to their corners, frozen and staring with “their empty eyes unblinking” when morning comes. The word choice is colorful and paints a picture in the reader’s mind as they read. Ultimately, this book has a little bit of everything: it’s funny, a little spooky and edgy while still having a touch of beauty with the descriptive words written by Eve Bunting.

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