A Box of Gargoyles by Anne Nesbet

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A flavorful mille-feuille with equally tasty layers of dark magic, light comedy and salty determination.
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Fans of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass will love Anne Nesbet’s middle-grade fantasy A Box of Gargoyles.
 
In this sequel to The Cabinet of Earths, twelve-year-old Maya is feeling more at home in Paris, a city filled with old magic. Her little brother, James, is safe, and the terrible man with purple eyes is gone. At least Maya believed he was until a person-sized column of dust and leaves with hints of purple where its eyes should be begins following her.
 
Maya suspects the strange, shadowy column is what’s left of the purple-eyed man, and that it—he—is behind the eerie changes in Paris, including the appearance of flying, talking stone gargoyles. She’s right. Worse, he has bound Maya to make him whole again, even if it kills her.

 

About Anne Nesbet

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Anne Nesbet teaches Russian literature and the history of film at the University of California at Berkeley. She lives near San Francisco with her husband, several daughters, and one irrepressible dog. You can visit her online at www.annenesbet.com.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by HarperCollins. 373 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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on Mar 06 2013

A flavorful mille-feuille with equally tasty layers of dark magic, light comedy and salty determination.

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