The Gargoyle Overhead by Philippa DowdingThe Gargoyle Overhead by Philippa Dowding

The Gargoyle Overhead

byPhilippa Dowding

Paperback | April 1, 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.

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. The character of Gargoth was inspired by a visit to an odd antique store populated with mysterious gargoyles. Philippa lives in Toro...
Title:The Gargoyle OverheadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926607031

ISBN - 13:9781926607030

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely LOVED this book The gargoyle overhead was another wonderful read for my eleven year old daughter, lots of interesting medieval history mixed in with a romp through modern day toronto. Scary villain too! We loved it. She even brought it to school and had the teacher read it to her class. Several kids asked to borrow it. We highly recommend it.
Date published: 2012-03-10

Editorial Reviews

Dowding's protagonists are genuine and interesting, and the balance of autonomy and dependence she gives young Katherine will satisfy both parents and young readers ... I would highly recommend this story to young independent readers with an interest in magic and magical creatures. - Resource Links