52. Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting
Topics: gargoyles, play, perspectives, night
Units of Study: Fantasy
Reading Skills: envisionment, monitoring for sense
Writing Skills: using descriptive language, incorporating interesting vocabulary
My Thoughts: I never realized how much I love the works of Eve Bunting. This is the third book of hers that I’ve reviewed. Night of the Gargoyles might be a nice book to read on or prior to Halloween. It’s spooky but not too creepy. It’s also a good book for introducing the idea that there are different perspectives other than our own. A lot of writers have created fabulous stories by considering the perspective of animals, objects, insects, etc. (ex. James and the Giant Peach, Charlotte’s Web). This could then lead to a discussion about using personification in our writing.