The Watertower

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The Watertower
Cover for The Watertower
Author Gary Crew
Illustrator Steve Woolman
Publisher Era Publications
Publication date
Media type Hardcover & Paperback
Followed by Beneath the Surface

The Watertower (ISBN 9781863743204) is a 1994 children's picture book by the author Gary Crew and illustrated by Steven Woolman. It takes place in a small rural town called Preston. The book explores bizarre fantasy. The illustrations for the water tower use a combination of chalk and pencil on black paper, and acrylic paint on textured board.

The book follows the codes and conventions of a subgenre of science fiction, known as gothic science fiction. It involves a "pleasing hobo sort of terror" related to gothic tradition but also has references to technology corrupting life. This is represented through the use of satellites. The illustrations also create an eerie atmosphere, most notably with the reoccurring theme of the watertower symbol.