Philippa Dowding is an award-winning copywriter, poet, and acclaimed children's author. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, Diamond Willow, Red Maple, and Hackmatack awards. Her third book, The Gargoyle at the Gates, was named a White Raven Book by the International Youth Library in Munich. Philippa lives in Toronto.
A tall tale for around the campfire. * Allan Stratton * A fast-paced read...funny and creepy * Richard Scrimger * Recommended ... Jake and the Giant Hand is a good book for reluctant readers. It is an easy read, with simple language and a similar presentation to a fireside ghost story. * CM Magazine * Jake's adventures and his questions will attract readers interested in ghost stories and mysteries, as well as adventure. The author's tongue-in-cheek opening and closing will relieve any fears that some of these readers may develop. * Resource Links * Philippa Dowding has cooked up a delicious blend of mystery, humour, and adventure that middle-grade readers are sure to devour! * Richard Scarsbrook * This is a well-crafted horror story with a suspenseful buildup and truly creepy details . . . -- School Library Journal