Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman
  

Synopsis

Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman

Our hero is 11-year-old Robert Arthur, and he's among the first students entering the brand new Lovecraft Middle School (LMS). The town is a buzz over the extraordinary new facility and its many state-of-the-art features. Solar panels! Radiant floor heating! Wireless internet! Digital smart-boards in every classroom! LMS is truly the school of the future. Better still, it's a totally green building, constructed almost entirely of recycled materials. But Robert soon discovers some strange mysteries. Rats in the lockers. A student goes missing. And he encounters an old section in the school library - a corridor full of worm-eaten, antiquated books. How did such a musty dusty room end up in a brand new school? Even worse, Robert's new science professor is behaving really strangely - it will become clear over the course of the book that the professor has been consumed by some kind of demon/wraith/spirit, that it's transforming him into a monster from the inside-out. Robert tries to unravel these mysteries with some help from his new friend Karina Ortiz - but soon she presents him with yet another conundrum: Why has he never seen Karina outside the walls of Lovecraft Middle School? The answers to all of these riddles lie in the fact that LMS was constructed almost entirely of recycled materials - but these materials came from the abandoned Tillinghast mansion, a large ancestral home and hotbed of weirdo paranormal activity. After decades of unpaid taxes, violent episodes, and unexplained phenomena, the state government tore down the hospital but then essentially REBUILT the same materials into a new building. And thus Lovecraft Middle School was born. By the end of this first volume, Robert will vanquish Professor Gargoyle and learn the creepy origin story of LMS. But his troubles are just beginning. There's something odd about the lunch lady in the cafeteria ...and report cards are getting mailed home next week!

Reviews

Middle school memories won't be the same once you jump into Charles Gilman's Tales From Lovecraft Middle School series. Florida Times-Union

...highly entertaining... Horror News

Lansing State Journal

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School is perfect for younger paranormal fans and a great way to have a good time that scares you just enough to keep the pages turning. BookSlut

Professor Gargoyle has all the hints and trappings of H.P. s world, with a slight bit of danger, a good dosage of strange and peculiar monsters, and a great setting! We ve all had a weird teacher during our years in school, so every young reader can totally identify with the first book in the series ... [And] the lenticular covers are amazing! ... I cannot imagine any kid walking by these books in the store or library and not picking it up for a closer look! Wired.com s GeekDad

Spooky illustrations and a unique book cover add to the horror of the strange world of Lovecraft Middle School, and no self-respecting kid would want to miss enrolling in this exciting series. Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books & Hobbies, Oscoda, MI

If you liked Quirk s earlier publication, Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children (and who didn t?), you ll gobble this one up. Or down. Whichever way a gobble goes. Asbury Park Press blog ...fans of Goosebumps and otherlightly creepy fare will look forward tospending more time with a series thateven manages to find the dark side of recycling. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Charles Gilman lives in Philadelphia. This is his first book for young readers. Eugene Smith has illustrated several titles for Quirk, including Sense and Sensiblity and Sea Monsters, The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook, and Secret Lives of the Supreme Court.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Author

Charles Gilman
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Publisher

Quirk Books

Publication date

13th September 2012

ISBN

9781594745911


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