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The Gargoyle in My Yard

by Philippa Dowding

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homelessness & poverty, fantasy & magic
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list price: $9.99
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published: Apr 2009
ISBN:9781459704985
publisher: Dundurn
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What do you do when a 400-year-old gargoyle moves into your backyard? Especially when no one else but you knows he’s ALIVE? Twelve-year-old Kathryn Newberry can tell you all about life with a gargoyle. He’s naughty. He gets people into trouble. He howls at the moon, breaks statues and tramples flowers to bits, all the while making it look like you did it! He likes to throw apple cores and stick his tongue out at people when they aren’t looking. How do you get rid of a gargoyle? Do they help the gargoyle leave for good? If you’re like Kathryn and her parents, after getting to know him, you might really want him to stay.

About the Author
Philippa Dowding has won many awards and has had poetry and short fiction published in journals across Canada. Her children’s books have been nominated for numerous literary awards in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including the SYRCA Diamond Willow, OLA Silver Birch, OLA Red Maple, and Hackmatack awards. In 2017, she won the OLA Silver Birch Express Honor Book award for Myles and the Monster Outside. Dowding currently lives in Toronto, ON.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
3 to 4
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Commended, Resource Links Best Books of 2009

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The Gargoyle in My Yard

An ancient gargoyle moves into a 12-year-old’s backyard and quickly turns her family’s life upside down. Though he’s troublesome at first, they soon learn his story and come to love him. A story of tolerance that reminds us to never judge a book by its cover.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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