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Everton Miles Is Stranger Than Me
The Night Flyer's Handbook
By (author): Philippa Dowding
9781459735279 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic North America Oct 15, 2016
$9.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 240 gr 232 pages Dundurn
Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2016 Picks 2016, Commended CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) 2017, Commended
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

  • Sequel to the Red Maple–nominated book The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden, which was open-ended and begs for a sequel!
  • YA magic realism/fantasy from acclaimed Canadian author Philippa Dowding
  • Strong male and female characters
  • Philippa Dowding studied magic realism in graduate school and the genre has always fascinated her

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning copywriter, poet, and children’s author. Her books have been nominated for the Diamond Willow, Hackmatack, Silver Birch, and Red Maple 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.

Dowding offers a charming sequel that meshes the magical world of Night Flyers with ordinary teenage life effortlessly… A page-turner that is funny, magical, and entertaining. - Kirkus Reviews

An enjoyable tale starring a relatable character experiencing everyday struggles as well as magical adventure, and as an added bonus, it can easily stand on its own. - Booklist

Dowding’s effective use of magical realism gives this novel the flexibility to reconcile the minutiae of everyday life with the huge events that can derail it, allowing a resolution that neither diminishes nor exaggerates either of these polar opposites. - Resource Links

A must-read for Gwendolyn fans, this latest addition to the Night Flyer's Handbook series will not disappoint. - Canadian Children's Book News

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Everton Miles Is Stranger Than Me Teachers' Guide James Venn 9781459744141 $0.00 CAD Jul 01, 2018


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