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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle (Hardcover)
July 2012 Indie Next List
“Even though a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, Robert Arthur would trade Lovecraft Middle School for his old friends at his old school. That is, until he discovers a furry brown head with black eyes in his backpack -- make that two heads that share the same torso, feet, and tail -- that purrs like a baby kitten, but is definitely a rat! Why does a state-of-the-art building have rats leaping out of brand-new lockers, students disappearing and reappearing, and a new science teacher who enjoys hamsters for lunch? Spooky iIllustrations and a unique book cover add to the horror of the strange world of Lovecraft Middle School, and no self-respecting kid would want to miss enrolling in this exciting series.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
"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
"Professor Gargoyle" (Volume I in the "Tales from Lovecraft Middle School" series) is full of bizarre beasts, strange mysteries, and nonstop adventure. It's perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art "morphing" photo portrait - so you can personally witness the professor transforming into a monster. You won't believe your eyes
"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.
About the Author
Charles Gilman is an alias of Jason Rekulak, an editor who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children. When he's not dreaming up new tales of Lovecraft Middle School, he's biking along the fetid banks of the Schuylkill River, in search of two-headed rats and other horrific beasts.