Title: Professor Gargoyle
(Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #1)
Author: Charles Gilman
Length: 168 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
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 strang
ely? 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. -Goodreads
There are strange things going on at Lovecraft Middle School; and Robert Arthur is right in the thick of things.
Between the rats, giant squids in lockers, and portals to other dimensions, one never knows what to expect from one page to the next.
This is a very easy story to get into and the 168 pages seem to fly by. This is the perfect read for mid-grade ghouls and goblins. The action never lets up and each scene is more descriptive than the next. There is just enough scare for goosebumps, but not enough for bumps in the night. There are also wonderful illustrations.
The only negative to this read was the fact that the ending was a little rushed. A few more pages or a chapter or two would have made for a more complete end.