Festival of the Gargoyles is a magical story of friendship, for ages 9 to 99!
Robert Hallmann uses his skill as a scenic photographer and historian to weave together an atmospheric cautionary tale set in the 1700s, where the feisty tax inspector’s daughter wins a place at the all boys school for her bravery. But she gets in the way of the plans of evil smuggler Sam Smagge and must be taught a lesson along with her best friend, a mute gypsy boy. Soon it will be the night when the hideous stone gargoyles on the church roof come to life and terrorise the villagers. Will Lizzie escape in time?
This fascinating story is also beautifully illustrated by David Hurrell.
…Smuggler Sam Smagge doesn’t like Lizzie because she is the tax inspector’s daughter and because she goes to school! “Schoolin’, what’s it all for? These is modern times, the 18th century an’ as long as you know enough numbers to count up a profit, you’ll get by. That an’ knowin’ how to crew a fast ship cock a pistol an’ be fast enough to outrun them government inspectors…may they die with their boots on! Besides girls with schoolin’ can be….dangerous.”
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Praise for Festival of the Gargoyles:
“Stone gargoyles, a gypsy boy and a terrible
secret are just some of the ingredients that
make this such an exciting tale.”
“Once I read this book I wanted to read it all over
again and again and again.” Carmen, aged 11
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