Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Professor Gargoyle (Tales from Lovecraft Middle School) by Charles Gilman


Every volume in the Lovecraft Middle School series is fully illustrated and features an original lenticular portrait on the cover. Display them on bookshelves—and then watch the cover characters morph into monsters as you pass by!

In Professor Gargoyle, we’re introduced to 11-year-old Robert Arthur and the strange world of Lovecraft Middle School. It’s a brand-new state-of-the-art facility—so why do so many creepy things keep happening? Why is the science teacher acting so strangely? And where are all the rats coming from?

As Robert explores with his new friends Glenn and Carina, he discovers that the school may be a portal to another world.

Hardcover, 168 pages

Published September 25th 2012 by Quirk Books


ISBN  1594745919 (ISBN13: 9781594745911)



This book took me back to reading stories like The Witches by Roald Dahl. It was a little twisted, dark and amazingly fun and imaginative. 
Robert is in an area of town that has been re-districted, and now he has to attend the new school, Lovecraft Middle School. He's pretty shy and once he gets to school we can see that he is bullied. That's right, how lucky is he to have his bully reassigned to the new school as well. 
His teachers and the whole feeling of his new school feel off, and he's never felt completely comfortable. But when a girl befriends him and he soon discovers a two headed rat he takes on as a pet. His life begins to feel more comfortable. 
That is, until he notices some dark and very strange things about his professor, Mr Goyle. 
Not only are the staff at the school acting shady, but the school itself seems to be hiding secrets of it's own. 
When Robert finds a stairway in the library that leads to a hidden attic, things begin to really unravel and creatures from different worlds will soon change his life forever.


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