Friday, April 4, 2014

PBD: Night of the Gargoyles


I am digging back into my picturebook collection for this one. One of Eve Bunting's lesser known books with fabulous pencil / charcoal illustrations by David Wiesner from 1994. I think the figurative language and short descriptions of the gargoyles, whose voices "rumble thick in their throats" is some of Eve's best writing. It reminds me of the wonderfully dark and scary monster movies I used to watch as a kid on Saturday afternoon TV. Elegant illustrations of gargoyles perched on buildings, coming to life each night add to the overall mood and aesthetic quality of this picturebook. Go find a copy and enjoy!

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