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Book Title: Night of the Gargoyles|
ISBN 13: 9780395968871
The author of the book: Eve Bunting
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: August 23rd 1999
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.15 MB
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Reader ratings: 6.5
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Although I found the title of the book cliche and unoriginal, the cover is what convinced me to look into this picture book. To my relief, the title does not reflect the well-written story that is inked onto the pages. You are led through an overnight adventure of what gargoyles do once the day turns into night and all of the mischief they get into. The story does not leave much to the imagination as far as endings go, but the outstanding use of poetic phrasing keeps you entranced throughout the story.
If the illustrations of a book were the foundation of how I rate books, than I would have given this one a 4 or 5 star. David Wiesner uses pastels to give the book a very creepy feeling, but also, he manages to maintain a gentle, comedic feel even though gargoyles are generally described as evil and mean. A prime example of this blend can be seen when a gargoyle is shown with dozens of pigeons perched upon him and leaving their "mottled stains". I honestly had a good chuckle had how that was depicted.
In the classroom, I would recommend for between the grades of 3 and 4. The poetic phrasing might be too confusing for younger children and might require further explanation even for older children. If a teacher can efficiently explain it to their students, it is possible for a 2nd grader to understand, but the scary tone of the book might be a little much.
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Read information about the authorAlso known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting.
Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works.
Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “There used to be Shanachies… the shanachie was a storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and fairies, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I’m a bit of a Shanchie myself, telling stories to anyone who will listen.” This storytelling began as an inspiration for Bunting and continues with her work.
In 1958, Bunting moved to the United States with her husband and three children. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. Bunting has taught writing classes at UCLA. She now lives in Pasadena, California.
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