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Jake and the Giant Hand

by Philippa Dowding

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horror & ghost stories, fantasy & magic, monsters
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list price: $11.99
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2014
ISBN:9781459724211
publisher: Dundurn Press
Description

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?

About the Author
Philippa Dowding has won many awards and has had poetry and short fiction published in journals across Canada. Her children’s books have been nominated for numerous literary awards in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including the SYRCA Diamond Willow, OLA Silver Birch, OLA Red Maple, and Hackmatack awards. In 2017, she won the OLA Silver Birch Express Honor Book award for Myles and the Monster Outside. Dowding currently lives in Toronto, ON.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall Picks
  • Commended, Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom selection
Editorial Reviews

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

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

Philippa Dowding has cooked up a delicious blend of mystery, humour, and adventure that middle-grade readers are sure to devour!

— Richard Scarsbrook

This is a well-crafted horror story with a suspenseful buildup and truly creepy details . . .

— School Library Journal

A fast-paced read...funny and creepy

 

— Richard Scrimger

A tall tale for around the campfire.

— Allan Stratton

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