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Weird Stories Gone Wrong 1
Jake and the Giant Hand
By (author): Philippa Dowding
9781459724211 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Horror North America Sep 27, 2014
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Active 5 x 8 x 0.32 in 136 pages 4 B&W illustrations Dundurn
Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom selection 2014, Commended Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall Picks 2014, Commended
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?

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.



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"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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