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  Night of the Gargoyles

Night of the Gargoyles
What happens at night when
the gargoyles come to life?

text by Eve Bunting

Wiesner’s illustrations bring gargoyles to life with spine-chilling effect, complementing the lyrical and wryly humorous text by Eve Bunting. The creatures swoop down from high atop the museum, creep along ledges, and gleefully terrify the night watchman in this marvelously spooky book.

“Caldecott Medal winner Wiesner’s charcoal drawings are as breathtaking as Bunting’s prose in this wildly successful attempt to prove what we’ve always suspected: The gargoyle lives.” Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

*“A haunting black-and-white picture book . . . The gargoyles’ impish, grotesque grins and ‘empty eyes unblinking’ are not easily forgotten.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

• ALA, Recommended Books for Reluctant Readers
• Bank Street College of Education, Best Books for Children of the Year
• Carolyn W. Field Award, Honor Book
• New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Parenting Magazine, Best Children’s Books of 1994
School Library Journal, Best Books of the Year

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For more information, visit the online catalog of
Clarion Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company.

ISBN 0-395-66553-1 cloth
ISBN 0-395-96887-9 paper


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