Wednesday, November 23, 2011

250. Gargoyles, Monsters in Stone by Jennifer Dussling

Gargoyles, Monsters in Stone by Jennifer Dussling. Illustrated by Peter Church (Canada) - (US)
All Aboard Reading (Level 2)

Pages: 48
Ages: 7+
Finished: Nov. 15, 2011
First Published: 1999
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Genre: children, easy reader, non-fiction, history, middle ages, architecture
Rating: 5/5


First sentence:


High in the sky they keep watch from the tops of churches.

Acquired: Purchased a used copy from a book/library/garage sale or thrift shop.

Reason for Reading: Son read aloud to me as his reader.

We were really pleased with this book.  Ds didn't know anything about gargoyles before reading the book and found the topic fascinating.  He says he'll be looking up now instead of looking down to see if he can spot his first gargoyle.  I'm not sure if there are any around here but if there are going to be any we should find them somewhere on our travels as we live in the oldest part of the province.  Very informative, even I learned a thing or two such as where the name comes from.  The illustrations are beautiful and the reading level was good for my son, just a bit of a challenge.  An impressive little book at this level of reading.  Too bad it has gone out of print.  It certainly isn't outdated!  Hope they'll reprint this one soon!

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