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Philippa Dowding wrote her first book when she was nine, and has written poetry and fiction ever since.
She has won magazine awards for Zoomer, Macleans, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Canada's History and more. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in Taddle Creek Magazine, Middle Shelf Magazine,The Adirondack Review, The Literary Review of Canada and other journals.
Her children's books have been nominated for numerous literary awards, including the SYRCA Diamond Willow, OLA Silver Birch Express and Red Maple, Hackmatack, Red Cedar and Co-Operative Children's Book Centre Awards. In 2013, The Gargoyle at the Gates was named a White Raven book by the International Youth Library in Munich. FULL BIO
"Wildly creative, wonderfully strange..."
Read the OpenBook In Character Interview with Philippa Dowding (Dec/2016)
KIRKUS REVIEW, Everton Miles is Stranger than Me: "Dowding offers a charming sequel...a page-turner that is funny, magical and entertaining."--Kirkus Reviews, July 2016
Everton Miles is Stranger than Me gets an "E" for "Excellent" (their highest rating) from Resource Links magazine
NEW! DIAMOND WILLOW 2017/2018 NOMINATION Myles and the Monster Outside is shortlisted for the Saskachewan Young Reader's Choice Award
HACKMATACK AWARD Myles and the Monster Outside is Nominated for a Hackmatack Children's Choice Award 2017
SILVER BIRCH EXPRESS AWARD 2017 Myles and the Monster Outside is shortlisted by the Ontario Library Association.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: "engagingly eerie illustrations ... captivating storytelling" Carter & the Curious Maze gets the highest rating from CM Magazine 06/2016.
KIRKUS REVIEW, Carter and the Curious Maze "This original take on time-travel historical fantasy is a sure bet" June/2016