The Girl, the Gypsy, and the Gargoyle
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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” —Michelangelo
But what if an unscrupulous sculptor could trap someone inside a block of stone, just so he could carve them? And can miracles come from tragedy? Threatened with the loss of the only home she’s known, Laurel listens to a proposal from Master Gimpel, a deformed stone carver. He intrigues Laurel and Jassy, her gypsy friend, when he offers a path to untold riches. Master Gimpel explains that his Troll’s Eye, a red jewel, is a doorway into the stone world where a treasure cave awaits. From the moment Laurel looks through the Troll’s Eye, she and her gypsy companion enter a dangerous race for their lives.
This is a rich, surprising and sometimes disturbing tale of gargoyles and those who carve the creatures from solid stone. There’s plenty of darkness in this cautionary tale that nevertheless pulls off not one, but two miracles—and in a surprising twist, brings Laurel home to stay.
Also available as an audiobook.
- Level: Grades 4-12
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Mar 01, 2014
- Publisher: Mims House
- Seller: Darcy Pattison
- Print Length: 216 Pages
- Language: English