I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Wiesner

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Title: Night of the Gargoyles
Author: Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Wiesner
Copyright: 1994
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780395968871
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Twitter: @HMHKids
Format: Paperback
Available: August 23, 1999
Rating: 4/5 stars

My sister recently moved, and I went over to help her get her new place set up. She had left me one of the best jobs, setting up her library for her. While I was organizing her books, I discovered this slim little volume and decided that I needed to sit down to read it on the spot. The story is just a short little tale about gargoyles and their goings-on at night when the rest of the world is asleep. I thought the story cute, but what is really astounding about this book are the charcoal sketches by David Wiesner. They are just fantastic! I've included a couple of shots of my some of my favorite pages below. I'm hoping that I'll be able to find a copy of my own someday to add to my library.





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