The Gargoyle Overhead

The Gargoyle Overhead

Book - 2010
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Short-listed for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award



What if your best friend was a naughty 400-year-old gargoyle? And what if he just happened to be in terrible danger? It's 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 she's 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 it's 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.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Napoleon, ©2010
ISBN: 9781926607030
Branch Call Number: DOWDING
Characteristics: 147 p. ; 19 cm

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morgemil472
May 03, 2012

yeah no i didnt really like it it was a very boring book easy to read at about a grade one level and im grade three so it wasnt exactly my type of book especially since we did a book report on it and it was so boring!!!!!! ):

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kbressette
Apr 18, 2012

It was adventerous and had a message to it! It just goes to show you that just cause somethings hard you don't give up. I really liked this book.

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angela123qm
Apr 04, 2012

This is so interesting to me because this book so good I want have it so badly.This remitted me of this book name is My sister the vampire and Ivy dad is two hundred years old like Ambergine been Katherine for hundreds of years.Is the best book I ever read:)!

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hiebalis721
Apr 03, 2012

i really didn't like it

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LuluC4
Mar 24, 2012

Sometimes I like books that are unrealistic. Other times, I don't. Like in this case. It was too unrealistic for me to even comprehend. But, to give the authour credit, I hadn't read the first book, so maybe I was just confused.

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moonlight9104
Mar 16, 2012

I love this book because it has excitement and a little action and it is also kind of scary. I also like the idea of using a magical creature.

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sweetgirl
Mar 01, 2012

i really LOVE this book!!!!!!!its good!!!:)

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victoriac123
Feb 24, 2012

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kingjesm9
Jan 26, 2012

this book is so cool

my fav part is where Gargoth tells his story

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Brownie68
Jan 25, 2012

I agree that while, plain, I kind of liked the simple, grass-roots look of the book. I also loved that it was set in Toronto. Landmarks are easily recognizable to most kids.
It truly was an express read, and I kept rooting for the two gargoyles to reunite!

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