Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman

 

 

When 11 year old Robert Arthur starts at Lovecraft Middle School, he thinks it is amazing. It is completely new, with brilliant facilities like wireless internet and digital “smart-boards”. The library is even better, with hundreds of shelves of new books. But when Robert finds himself in an attic full of old, dusty, moth-eaten books, he starts to think that maybe Lovecraft Middle School isn’t the utopia it appears to be at first sight. After he has Science with ProfessorGarfield Goyle, who seems to be obsessed with rats, and finds a two headed rat in his bag, things start to go really weird, with tentacled monsters coming out of lockers, children going missing, and girls seeming to have travelled through time. When Professor Goyle captures his two headed rat, now named Pip and Squeak, Robert sneaks into Professor Goyle’s office to get them back, and in doing so, finds out the horrible truth about Professor Goyle. C

an Robert and his friends save Lovecraft Middle School, and themselves, before it’s too late?

A book supplier sent this book to me, and I think it was really kind of them. I loved the story, and I can’t wait for the next one to come out! I think it was really exciting and I was completely gripped from the start. I think the author has a good style, and I liked the cliffhanger at the end. You can’t see it on the internet, but it has a really cool lenticular cover  and all my friends got a bit scared of it! One negative point was that I think the excitement sort of suddenly started, instead of starting bit by bit. This is probably a personal preference, and some people may disagree. One thing I want to know is how Charles Gilman manages to get such a lot of adventure into such a small object!

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