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The Watertower by Gary Crew

The Watertower

by Gary Crew, Steven Woolman (Illustrator)

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Weird, creepy and compelling. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Honestly, while the illustrations give it an eerie feeling, the text and story line don't make a lot of sense to me personally. I do, however, like the "snap-shot" illustrations, and how it shows you a framed version of what is happening. Notice what the artist does with the pictures, the cover, the text, the design. It definitely has a different feeling to it. I would have students design covers for mystery books, or make books with the flip-the-text-every-few-pages effect. Lots to learn from the artwork. ( )
  ElaniRichards | Nov 24, 2009 |
Visual clues

in wet, murky mystery.

Creepy, disturbing.
  librarianlk | May 1, 2008 |
While this book may be a little strange for some readers, taking a closer look at it will reward the effort. After the initial reading, I had many more questions than I had answers....that's the kind of book I like. No matter how often one reads it, a new perspective can be taken and different conclusions drawn. I don't think there is one "right" way to read any book and this book especially fits nicely into this idea. It shows us that what we may be could or could not be what we really are--just like reality--what is true depends on one's perspective.
  LiteraryFriends | Jan 30, 2008 |
Weirdest book EVER ( )
  GreggD | Feb 1, 2007 |
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Woolman, StevenIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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When two boys venture into an old water tower for a swim and one is left alone the eeriness of the derelict tank begins to play on his fears.

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