Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Gargoyle at the Gates is a White Raven Book, 2013


Dundurn Press, 2012
ISBN 978-1-4597-0394-0
Loneliness – Friendship – Kidnapping – Rescue
The White Raven is an annual catalogue of 250 books selected from over 50 countries and 30 languages, by the International Youth Library in Munich. It's the oldest children's library in the world, started by a Holocaust Survivor in 1948.
I'm so very honoured that my third book, The Gargoyle at the Gates, has been selected as a White Raven Book 2013, one of only 6 Canadian books in English on the list. 
Here is their description of the book:

"As the youngest, Christopher is used to being dragged around by his "many-assorted-brothers-and-slightly-older-sister," but after the family moves to Toronto, he feels lonely despite his siblings. One evening, he explores the strange park near their new house and comes across two gargoyles, Gargoth and Ambergine. The four-hundred-year-old creatures are alive and mischievous but friendly; and when a sinister man called the "Collector" kidnaps Ambergine, Christopher and his new friend Katherine set out to rescue her.The Gargoyle at the Gates is an entertaining read about friendship with amiable human and gargoyle protagonists. As the third volume of the popular Lost Gargoyle series, it is sure to entice readers into seeking out the gargoyles’ other adventures. (Age: 10+)"

Many thanks to the International Youth Library! What a great honour.

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