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Alex and The Other

Weird Stories Gone Wrong

by Philippa Dowding

tagged: horror & ghost stories, paranormal, fantasy & magic
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publisher: Dundurn Press
Description

Beware The Other …

Alex is the loneliest boy at school. Not only are his parents away (again), but his beloved cat is missing. Plus, one morning his reflection in the haunted bathroom mirror at school starts talking to him. Then two mysterious strangers in overcoats and sunglasses appear, whispering the same message, over and over: Beware The Other.…

But, worse than all that, is the girl with the braid. She looks just like Alex. She’s better than him at everything, and they even share the same name. Soon, she’s the only Alex anyone can see, at school, at work, even at home. In no time, it’s almost as though the real Alex never existed at all.

Can the real Alex outsmart his evil twin and get his life back before she replaces him for good? And, more importantly, who is the real Alex, anyway?

About the Author
Philippa Dowding is a children’s author, poet, musician and copywriter. She has won many industry awards and has had poetry and short fiction published in journals across North America. Her children’s books have been nominated for numerous literary awards in Canada and abroad, including the SYRCA Diamond Willow, OLA Silver Birch, OLA Red Maple, Hackmatack and White Raven awards. In 2017, Myles and the Monster Outside was an OLA Silver Birch Express Honour Book and her 2021 novel, Firefly, won a Governor General’s Literary Award in the Children’s Literature – Text category. Philippa Dowding currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Contributor Notes

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, and a copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Editorial Reviews

A fun and fast-paced tale that fans of spooky stories will enjoy.

— Canadian Materials

An engaging read for middle school grades... creepy with cute illustrations, and a true life lesson to be yourself.

— Thoughts from Irene

Filled with heart-stopping pauses, thrilling psychological twists … a gripping page-turner.

— Recently Read blog

Delightfully quirky.

— Your Homeschool Librarian

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