Results for: philippa dowding

Below is a list of 13 the books by this author.

Book cover of ALEX & THE OTHER
ALEX & THE OTHER
By: philippa dowding | Published: March 2018

Beware The Other . Alex is the loneliest boy at school. Not only are his parents away (again), but his beloved cat is missing. Plus, one morning ...

Beware The Other . Alex is the loneliest boy at school. Not only are his parents away (again), but his beloved cat is missing. Plus, one morning his reflection in the haunted bathroom mirror at school starts talking to him. Then two mysterious strangers in overcoats and sunglasses appear, whispering the same message, over and over: Beware The Other.. But, worse than all that, is the girl with the braid. She looks just like Alex. She's better than him at everything, and they even share the same name. Soon, she's the only Alex anyone can see, at school, at work, even at home. In no time, it's almost as though the real Alex never existed at all. Can the real Alex outsmart his evil twin and get his life back before she replaces him for good? And, more importantly, who is the real Alex, anyway?

Theme: Horror

  • ISBN
    9781459740631
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of BLACKWELLS & THE BRINY DEEP
BLACKWELLS & THE BRINY DEEP
By: philippa dowding | Published: September 2018

Do you hear the distant drums? And what about that weird screaming . Emma Blackwell used to love mermaids. Jonah Blackwell used to love pirates....

Do you hear the distant drums? And what about that weird screaming . Emma Blackwell used to love mermaids. Jonah Blackwell used to love pirates. And William Blackwell tried to be a good captain. Which he would be, if he could get his twin brother and sister to stop fighting long enough to sail their boat, the Peregrine, across the bay. But after the Blackwells see a phantom ship, barely survive a terrible storm, and then mysteriously wake up with seaweed in their mouths, everything changes. They're becalmed in fog. They run aground on a strange island. They hear distant drums, and their weird adventure begins! The Blackwells face zombie pirates, terrifying mermaids, and a shipwrecked group of cursed ship's figureheads, including a Roman gladiator and an English knight, all led by the strange dolphin-boy, Finn. It'll make a great sea yarn one day, if they can just survive it.

  • ISBN
    9781459741065
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CARTER & THE CURIOUS MAZE WEIRD STORIES
CARTER & THE CURIOUS MAZE WEIRD STORIES
By: philippa dowding | Published: August 2016

Carter discovers a creepy maze at the fair and travels farther and farther back in time. How will he ever get back to the present? The fair is d...

Carter discovers a creepy maze at the fair and travels farther and farther back in time. How will he ever get back to the present? The fair is dull, dull, dull, and nothing interesting will ever happen to Carter again . until Carter discovers the curious maze. Nothing has ever happened here in the history of the world, he thinks. But the maze has some strange secrets, and the spot Carter stands upon has seen some very exciting events over the centuries. Once Carter enters the maze, odd people begin to appear. First he meets Mr. Green, the mysterious, creepy maze-keeper, then a leaf-covered girl, a lost little boy in old-fashioned clothes, a wounded British soldier, and finally an eighteenth-century Native boy who seems very authentic, indeed. When Carter eventually escapes the curious maze, the fair is all wrong. There are too many horses, ladies in bonnets, and what's a freak show doing there? Carter begins his travels through time, and his dull afternoon is about to get very, very interesting.

  • ISBN
    9781459732490
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of EVERTON MILES IS STRANGER THAN ME
EVERTON MILES IS STRANGER THAN ME
By: philippa dowding | Published: October 2016

The sequel to The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, shortlisted for the OLA Red Maple Award. I wander around like any normal, paranoid, self-absor...

The sequel to The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, shortlisted for the OLA Red Maple Award. I wander around like any normal, paranoid, self-absorbed teenager. Do we all think we're being chased by deadly entities, I wonder? Probably, but how many of us actually are? Gwendolyn Golden, Night Flyer, floats over the cornfields all summer. What draws her to the same spot, night after night? All she knows is that change is coming: she's starting high school plus there's a strange new boy in town. He's Everton Miles and he's a Night Flyer, too. Soon the mismatched teenagers face dangers they never imagined, including a fallen Spirit Flyer, a kidnapping, and the eternal darkness of The Shade. How will Gwendolyn handle her new life and grade nine? With help from the Night Flyer's Handbook and her strange new friend, it might not be that hard. CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) Selection

  • ISBN
    9781459735279
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of FIREFLY
FIREFLY
By: philippa dowding | Published: February 2021

A thirteen-year-old girl who prefers homelessness to living with her abusive mother is sent to live with an aunt, whose costume shop helps her discove...

A thirteen-year-old girl who prefers homelessness to living with her abusive mother is sent to live with an aunt, whose costume shop helps her discover who she is, and what a family is.

  • ISBN
    9781770865983
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of GARGOYLE AT THE GATES
GARGOYLE AT THE GATES
By: philippa dowding | Published: October 2012

2014 Red Cedar Book Award - Shortlisted 2014 Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Express - Shortlisted, Fiction 2013 Diamond Willow Award - Shortliste...

2014 Red Cedar Book Award - Shortlisted 2014 Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Express - Shortlisted, Fiction 2013 Diamond Willow Award - Shortlisted 2013 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - Shortlisted 2013 Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Award - Shortlisted 2013 White Ravens Award - Commended What do you do when the park next door is inhabited by 400-year-old creatures? Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto. He has a new school and no friends. But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Their names are Gargoth and Ambergine, and they need help. An evil thief called the Collector is after them and wants to lock them away in his dark mansion, forever. Befriending a gargoyle takes courage, but it's worth it. Once he does, Christopher suddenly has more friends than he ever imagined, including Katherine, a girl from his class who knows the gargoyles, as well. When the Collector steals Ambergine, it's up to Christopher and Katherine to get her back, as long as something else doesn't catch them along the way. This is the third book in the award-nominated Lost Gargoyle series.

  • ISBN
    9781459703940
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of GARGOYLE IN MY YARD
GARGOYLE IN MY YARD
By: philippa dowding | Published: April 2009

Commended for the 2009 Resource Links Best Books and for the 2010 Best Books for Kids and Teens, short-listed for the 2012 Diamond Willow Award  Cho...

Commended for the 2009 Resource Links Best Books and for the 2010 Best Books for Kids and Teens, short-listed for the 2012 Diamond Willow Award  Chosen for the Toronto Public Library's 2015 Great Reads for Kids collection What do you do when a 400-year-old gargoyle moves into your backyard? Especially when no one else but you knows he's ALIVE? Twelve-year-old Katherine Newberry can tell you all about life with a gargoyle. Hes naughty. He gets people into trouble. He howls at the moon, breaks statues and tramples flowers to bits, all the while making it look like you did it! He likes to throw apple cores and stick his tongue out at people when they aren't looking. How do you get rid of a gargoyle? Do they help the gargoyle leave for good? If you're like Katherine and her parents, after getting to know him, you might really want him to stay.

Theme: Fantasy

  • ISBN
    9781894917827
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of GARGOYLE OVERHEAD
GARGOYLE OVERHEAD
By: philippa dowding | Published: April 2010

Short-listed for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award What if your best friend was a naughty 400-year-old gargoyle? And what if he just happened t...

Short-listed for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award What if your best friend was a naughty 400-year-old gargoyle? And what if he just happened to be in terrible danger? It's not always easy, but thirteen-year-old Katherine Newberry is friends with a gargoyle. His name is Gargoth of Tallus, and he lives in her backyard. Gargoth has lost the only creature on the planet who can help him. Her name is Ambergine, and she's been his greatest friend for hundreds of years. What Katherine and Gargoth dont know is that Ambergine is searching for him too. But she is not alone. Gargoths greatest enemy is prowling the city, and it's a race against time to find him first! In this sequel to The Gargoyle in My Yard (2009), The Gargoyle Overhead provides the historical backstory to Gargoths life, and further explores themes of friendship, courage and loneliness.

Theme: Fantasy

  • ISBN
    9781926607030
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of JAKE & THE GIANT HAND
JAKE & THE GIANT HAND
By: philippa dowding | Published: September 2014

The first in a series of scary tall tales from award-winning children's novelist Philippa Dowding. Why is Grandpa acting so weird? And why are the...

The first in a series of scary tall tales from award-winning children's novelist Philippa Dowding. Why is Grandpa acting so weird? And why are there so many giant flies? Jake spends every summer on his grandpa's farm. But this year, things are a little weird. First, there are huge flies everywhere. Second, Grandpa is acting kind of funny. And third, Jake's friend Kate keeps trying to scare him with creepy stories. Last year's tale about the swamp creature was bad enough, but this year's story about a hand that someone found in a farmer's field is even worse. And it wasn't just any hand either. It was a giant's hand! It might just be the creepiest story of all. It can't be real. Can it?

Theme: Ghosts, Horror, Anthology

  • ISBN
    9781459724211
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of MYLES & THE MONSTER OUTSIDE
MYLES & THE MONSTER OUTSIDE
By: philippa dowding | Published: September 2015

2017 Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book . 2017 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - Shortlisted . 2017 Diamond Willow Award - Shortlisted ...

2017 Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book . 2017 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - Shortlisted . 2017 Diamond Willow Award - Shortlisted The second instalment in a series of scary tall tales from acclaimed children's novelist Philippa Dowding. I will never leave this car, the back seat reeks of everything my little brother has ever eaten, and that thing is still out there . Myles and his family have been driving for four days. It's their final night on the road, but Myles knows they will never arrive at their new house. It will never stop raining. And even if they do get there (which is doubtful), he knows he will never have friends again. He also knows that something is following them in the dark, rainy fields outside their car. Something monstrous. Once the monster arrives, things go very wrong. Myles and his family get lost, their car keeps breaking down, and a strange old man and his dog turn up, again and again. Then things get really weird. Myles is pretty sure it's all his fault: he's the only one who can see the monster. He's the only one who can hear the monster. And hardest of all? He's the only one who can make it go away.

Theme: Horror

  • ISBN
    9781459729438
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of OCULUM
OCULUM
By: philippa dowding | Published: April 2018

"I'm Mann, just Mann." The world is slowly recovering after environmental collapse, and the children of the automated, domed city o...

"I'm Mann, just Mann." The world is slowly recovering after environmental collapse, and the children of the automated, domed city of Oculum have begun to awaken. Miranda, William and the 998 other children wake to tend the fruit trees and gardens behind the thick, opaque walls of their world. Some speak quietly of Outside, which is forbidden. Until William finds a door ... The children outside the dome of Oculum — Mann, Cranker and others raised by Grannie — live amongst the rubble of the old destroyed city. They live with hunger, hard work, and stories about a time before the fall, of buggies without horses, light without fire ... and magical fruit called "peaches." But it must be lies, until one day Mann and Cranker get close enough to the ancient dome to find ... a door....

Theme: Dystopian

  • ISBN
    9781770865129
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of QUINN & THE QUIET QUIET
QUINN & THE QUIET QUIET
By: philippa dowding | Published: September 2019

Quinn might get used to the food, Work Bots, and creating the Blue BrickT . but why are children all around him turning blue? Quinn Fleet, twelve...

Quinn might get used to the food, Work Bots, and creating the Blue BrickT . but why are children all around him turning blue? Quinn Fleet, twelve, Packager (QF12P) has only been at the Work Centre for three days, but he's already seen a Caver run away, faced interrogation, and been made to stand in front of a crowd of children in the Grand Hall to apologize for breaking a Blue BrickT. That's when he notices that all the children at the Work Centre look so thin, ragged, and blue. Why are the children turning blue? Why can they make the strange blue spark when they snap their fingers? What's the blue shimmer in the air? And why do a renegade Work Bot and an Officer want Quinn to lead the NewBlues to the sanctuary of the Quiet, Quiet? But more than all that, what is the Quiet, Quiet, anyway?

Theme: Dystopian

  • ISBN
    9781459743106
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of STRANGE GIFT OF GWENDOLYN GOLDEN
STRANGE GIFT OF GWENDOLYN GOLDEN
By: philippa dowding | Published: January 2014

This morning, I woke up on the ceiling . So begins the strange story of Gwendolyn Golden. One perfectly ordinary day for no apparent reason, she ...

This morning, I woke up on the ceiling . So begins the strange story of Gwendolyn Golden. One perfectly ordinary day for no apparent reason, she wakes up floating around her room like one of her little brother's Batman balloons. Puberty is weird enough. Everyone already thinks she's an oddball with anger issues because her father vanished in a mysterious storm one night when she was six. Then there are the mean, false rumours people are spreading about her at school. On top of all that, now she's a flying freak. How can she tell her best friend or her mother? How can she live her life? After Gwendolyn almost meets disaster flying too high and too fast one night, help arrives from the most unexpected place. And stranger still? She's not alone.

  • ISBN
    9781459707351
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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