Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.722260
“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”
–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact, he just might be a monster-in-disguise. Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!

Professor Gargoyle (Volume I in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series) is full of bizarre beasts, strange mysteries, and nonstop adventure. It's perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art “morphing” photo portrait – so you can personally witness the professor transforming into a monster. You won't believe your eyes!

“Gilman's debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness...with none of the purple prose.” –Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on September 25, 2012 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594745919
ISBN-13: 9781594745911
139 Book Reviews
  • unicorn_rainbow
    unicorn_rainbowTuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:18 am
    This was such a good book! It was a good, fast-read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into portals and supernatural things. Great for over the summer reading!
    • zombiedude
      zombiedudeMonday, July 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm33 stars
      This book is cool because it is funny and it is a good read over the summer. I recommend this book to people who want to read about mean teachers.
      • wobblepenguin12
        wobblepenguin12Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm
        im not sure i really want this book but it doesnt seem so interesting but thanks to everyone who wrote reviews!!
        • awesomeguy2000
          awesomeguy2000Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm11 star
          I did not like this book and I don't recommend it. First of all, I don't really like horror books and etcetera and I obviously noticed it in the beginning and the only reason I read it was because my friends talked me into it. And also, it talks about a professor turning into a monster and all this scary stuff so personally, this is to me a 1 star.
          • sr05885
            sr05885Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:51 pm55 stars
            This book was so creepy and I loved it.Strange things start happening in Robert's middle school.Then t hey find that their science professor might be a monster!Robert and his friends have to see if they can stop Mr.Gargoyle.
            • cerulian
              cerulianMonday, June 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm55 stars
              I loved this book because it was so exciting. Lovecraft Middle School is a new school where crazy things happen. Teacher's and student's bodies in the school have been taken over by demon like creatures and the new kid Robert is entangled in the middle of everything. This is a great story about how crazy middle school can be.
              • zoieehotFriday, June 17, 2016 at 10:55 am
                this is a cool book you should try it
                • demosthenes
                  demosthenesThursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:03 am
                  it looks pretty cool, i'll try to read it.
                  • rycraft
                    rycraftThursday, June 16, 2016 at 12:38 am
                    this looks exiting
                    • genius1326
                      genius1326Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:35 am55 stars
                      It was really interesting and fun. It had a very intriguing theme, with theories of distant lands, ghosts, and other monsters and worlds. It was about how a new school was built out of the remains of an old mansion, and it was told that the mansion was haunted. The mansion had odd experiments going on inside, with a mad scientist at work creating monsters. A new student, Robert, and his two new friends discover that their science teacher is a monster, and they must stop him. Can they?