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Carter and the Curious Maze - Weird Stories Gone Wrong - cover

Carter and the Curious Maze - Weird Stories Gone Wrong

Philippa Dowding

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

A collection of spooky and weird stories from award-winning children's novelist Philippa Dowding 
Third novel in the short fiction series Weird Stories Gone Wrong, "quick reads" for children aged 9–12
Introduces readers to the history of Toronto
A fast pace, short chapters, engaging illustrations and strong writing will keep children turning pages 
Strong male and female characters will appeal to boys and girls 
The stories each mix different genres including aspects of magic realism, ghost stories, tall tales, legends, time-travel and psychological thrillers, but unlike fantasy, they are all set in realistic worlds
Author's past awards: OLA Red Maple Award (Shortlist 2015); OLA Silver Birch Express Award (Shortlist and Regional Winner 2014, Shortlist 2012); Red Cedar Young Reader's Choice Award (Shortlist 2013–14); White Raven Book International Youth Library (Winner 2013); Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Shortlist 2013–14); SYRCA Diamond Willow Award 
(Shortlist 2013–14, 2012); Cooperative Children's Book Centre Awards (Shortlist 2014); CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 
(Starred Review 2013, Best Book 2010); 49th Shelf Most-Anticipated Book; CanLit for Kids Classroom Selection; Resource Links Magazine (Best Bets Book 2009, 2010, 2012)

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