Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, poet, and copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.
"A fast-paced read...funny and creepy" --Richard Scrimger
"Philippa Dowding has cooked up a delicious blend of mystery, humour, and adventure that middle-grade readers are sure to devour!" --Richard Scarsbrook
"A tall tale for around the campfire." --Allan Stratton
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
This is a well-crafted horror story with a suspenseful buildup and truly creepy details . . . - School Library Journal
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