Monday, November 15, 2010
The highly respected Resource Links mag loves The Gargoyle Overhead!
"Philippa Dowding has followed The Gargoyle in my Yard (2009), with a gripping tale of suspense, perfectly moulded for the 8-12 year old reader. The story incorporates magic delightfully into a well-constructed, realist presentation of modern Toronto...
...Dowding's protagonists are genuine and interesting… and readers will fall in love with both of them. I would love to see an illustrated edition, as the body language of Dowding's gargoyles is so much a part of their characterization.
… The ending of the novel, while not precluding further tales, leaves the two gargoyles free agents in their lives: a happy ending, but certainly not what the reader will expect. Overall, I would highly recommend this story to young independent readers with an interest in magic and magical creatures.”
RATING: E (Excellent)