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The Gargoyle at the Gates
By (author): Philippa Dowding
9781459703940 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Toronto Nov 03, 2012
$10.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 1 in | 200 gr 192 pages Dundurn
 
Red Cedar Book Award 2014, Short-listed Forest of Reading - Silver Birch Express Fiction 2014, Short-listed Diamond Willow Award - Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Award 2013, Short-listed White Ravens 2013, Commended Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2013, Short-listed Cooperative Children's Book Center 2013, Short-listed
2014 Red Cedar Book Award — Shortlisted
2014 Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Express — Shortlisted, Fiction
2013 Diamond Willow Award — Shortlisted
2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award — Shortlisted
2013 Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award — Shortlisted
2013 White Ravens Award — Commended

What do you do when the park next door is inhabited by 400-year-old creatures?

Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto. He has a new school and no friends. But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Their names are Gargoth and Ambergine, and they need help. An evil thief called the Collector is after them and wants to lock them away in his dark mansion, forever.

Befriending a gargoyle takes courage, but it’s worth it. Once he does, Christopher suddenly has more friends than he ever imagined, including Katherine, a girl from his class who knows the gargoyles, as well. When the Collector steals Ambergine, it’s up to Christopher and Katherine to get her back, as long as something else doesn’t catch them along the way.

This is the third book in the award-nominated Lost Gargoyle series.

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning magazine copywriter, poet and children’s author. Her books in the Lost Gargoyle series were nominated for the Diamond Willow 2011 and Silver Birch Express 2012 Awards. She was also short-listed for a 2014 Red Cedar Book Award. The character of Gargoth was inspired by a visit to an odd antique store populated with mysterious gargoyles. Philippa lives in Toronto.

The Gargoyle at the Gates, an interesting and appealing story, is a splendid sequel to the first two Lost Gargoyle books. - Canadian Materials

...charming and amusing...

- The KW Record

I would recommend this book to young independent readers with an interest in gargoyles, magic, and adventure fiction. The inclusion of Toronto history and landmarks are an added bonus to a great read.

- Resource Links (NL)

Starred Review

- Best Books for Kids and Teens: Spring Edition 2013

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The Gargoyle at the Gates Teachers' Guide Karen Slattery 9781459708693 $0.00 CAD Jan 31, 2013

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