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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
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
HACKMATACK NOMINATION Know your monster: draw the scariest monster you can imagine, and create a bio for it. Find more activities online for Myles and the Monster Outside at the Hackmatack Children's Choice Award 2017 Shortlist
RECOMMENDED, Myles & the Monster Outside: "This book is a delicious, spine-chilling treat for middle grade readers. Every scary page makes it imperative to keep reading..." Canadian Children's BookNews, 06/2016
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