Song of the Gargoyle Author:Zilpha Keatley Snyder A strange sound awakens thirteen-year-old Tymmon in the dead of night. In a blink of an eye his father, the court jester of Austerneve, is mysteriously kidnapped and the terrified boy must slip away secretly to avoid capture himself. — Hiding in the dreaded forest nearby, Tymmon is ... more »;adopted by a huge, furry, dog-like creature--a gargoyle--who has the loyalty of a dog and the fearsome powers of an enchanted being.
Together, hungry, the two make their way to town, where Tymmon earns a living by playing his flute and learns to be happy. At least as happy as he can be without his father. Will he ever find a way to rescue him and be with him again?« less
Well done book, with action and a main character who changes and grows. The mystery of the gargoyle is never completely resolved, so a child could relish debating whether or not the creature was a gargoyle, or, what...?