The grotesque figures known as gargoyles have fueled imaginations for generations. First designed to drain water away from rooftops, these architectural features were thought to repel evil spirits. As figures of myth and legend, gargoyle stories have traveled down through the centuries and live today in movies and animation, computer games, and even lawn ornaments.
"This fun series - short books about creatures from mythology, film and television, popular culture and real life - now boasts 37 titles...aimed at fourth through eighth graders, the series uses a distinctive font for its titles and subheadings and each volume contains dozens of color photos and illustrations, a glossary of key terms and an annotated list of books and Web sites for further exploration."
--Doug's Student Reference Room, July 2009
Price: US $30.45