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"The Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series launches with a story that pays tribute to the tentacled horrors from the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft. Seventh-grader Robert Arthur (nods to Heinlein and Clarke, perhaps?) is part of the first class to attend state-of-the-art Lovecraft Middle School; unfortunately for Robert, the only kid he knows is a bully from his old school, Glenn Torkells. It's soon apparent that things at Lovecraft are not what they seem: a plague of rats freaks out the student body on the first day, and Robert discovers a mysterious attic in the school's expansive library. When students start to disappear, Robert, Glenn, and Robert's new friend Karina try to figure out what's going on and what it has to do with surly science teacher Professor Garfield Goyle (the book's eye-catching lenticular cover shows Goyle morphing from bearded teacher to red demon). Smith's occasional b&w spot illustrations contribute to the otherworldly atmosphere; fans of Goosebumps and other lightly creepy fare will look forward to spending more time with a series that even manages to find the dark side of recycling. Ages 9 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”

–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

 

Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing.  The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact, he just might be a monster-in-disguise.  Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!

Gilman's debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness...with none of the purple prose.” – Kirkus Reviews

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Charles Gilman lives in the abandoned coastal town of Arkham, Massachusetts, where he works as the general manager of a dilapidated hotel. He is already at work on the third novel in the Lovecraft Middle School Series. 

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Alicia Jespersen, April 8, 2013 (view all comments by Alicia Jespersen)
Professor Gargoyle brought back my child like love for reading. Recently I've been in a reading slump, where nothing gets finished. So I turned to a children's or Middle Grade book. When I found Professor Gargoyle on the shelf I was instantly drawn in by the creepy but awesome 3D cover image. I really enjoyed the concept behind the story and I believe that Charles Gilman is an amazing new talent. He created characters that I instantly connected with, and a story that was suspenseful, fast paced and left me seriously wishing I had bought The Slither Sisters- Book two.
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Tim Lewis, March 26, 2013 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
Professor Gargoyle is not only a good introduction to this series but also to the mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft. The neat cover alone was intriguing enough to pull me in, and what I found was a fun introduction of a mysterious new series where nothing is as it seems and danger can be averted through teamwork and ingenuity. With the demonic elements I would recommend that kids are a little older before reading Professor Gargoyle, and with some parental guidance. Don’t let the scary image on the cover keep you from giving it a shot, though I doubt that will be a problem for fans of the horror master. In this first book, just like Lovecraft Middle School itself, Gilman has created something new out of something old with Professor Gargoyle.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594745911
Author:
Gilman, Charles
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Author:
Ward, Charlie
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.28 x 5.32 x 0.75 in 0.76 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series launches with a story that pays tribute to the tentacled horrors from the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft. Seventh-grader Robert Arthur (nods to Heinlein and Clarke, perhaps?) is part of the first class to attend state-of-the-art Lovecraft Middle School; unfortunately for Robert, the only kid he knows is a bully from his old school, Glenn Torkells. It's soon apparent that things at Lovecraft are not what they seem: a plague of rats freaks out the student body on the first day, and Robert discovers a mysterious attic in the school's expansive library. When students start to disappear, Robert, Glenn, and Robert's new friend Karina try to figure out what's going on and what it has to do with surly science teacher Professor Garfield Goyle (the book's eye-catching lenticular cover shows Goyle morphing from bearded teacher to red demon). Smith's occasional b&w spot illustrations contribute to the otherworldly atmosphere; fans of Goosebumps and other lightly creepy fare will look forward to spending more time with a series that even manages to find the dark side of recycling. Ages 9 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , “Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”

–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

 

Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing.  The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact, he just might be a monster-in-disguise.  Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!

Gilman's debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness...with none of the purple prose.” – Kirkus Reviews

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