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
  • nonstopreader
    nonstopreaderFriday, June 10, 2016 at 7:34 am55 stars
    This book was really good. There are plot twist just about every other chapter. I would like the second book in the Lovecraft Middle School series. This book was the first. It is funny, intense, and more. I couldn't put the book down.
    • waterlily1255
      waterlily1255Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 3:48 am33 stars
      This book looks great, not a fan of the cover though. The book itself is great. It isn't to much drama and will give you a chuckle without lots of humor.
      • swirlycool
        swirlycoolTuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm44 stars
        This book is about a school that is weird, but things happen that are too ridiculous. Rats, yikes I hate rats. But is more. There are demons and giants, too. The cover made me laugh. If you don't like creepy things, or get creeped out easily don't read this book. You can if you want to, but it would be better for you not to. For me, this was kind of creepy, but great!
        • funnycandy
          funnycandySunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:41 am
          I liked the book too but a bit scary
          • inventor60
            inventor60Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:12 am55 stars
            Lovecrafy was going to be weird, that is for sure but when mysterious things happen it is clear there are monsters lurking all around, And that the science teacher may be a monster too.
            • billy12345
              billy12345Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:50 am55 stars
              I love mysteries and this is one of my favorite books. My sister and I read this book and she disliked this book so much.
              • catface173
                catface173Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm22 stars
                This book gave me the creeps. I mean Professor Gargoyle is really/ very creepy. Thanks for reading and/or approving my review and if you like a good mystery I would highly suggest this book.
                • Gamer GuyThursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:32 am
                  look on the video it says Lovecraft as in HP Lovecraft right?
                  • pepsi-101
                    pepsi-101Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:28 am
                    Wow looks so scary
                    • animegirly
                      animegirlyThursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:18 am55 stars
                      This book is going to be awesome