Larry McCloskey is the author of the young adult mystery Murder at Summerhouse, Tom Thomson's Last Paddle, and Murder Fit for a King. The father of three daughters, he lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
Tom Thomsonâ€™s Last Paddle
While camping in Ontarioâ€™s Algonquin Park with their fathers, best friends Dani and Caitlin spend the night by themselves at an isolated site on Canoe Lake, rumoured to be the favourite spot of the famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson. After a sleepless night, the girls are stunned by the appearance of a ghostly canoe drifting towards the shore. Is this really the ghost of Tom Thomson, the creator of The Jack Pine and West Wind?
"This is a book which will be enjoyed by 10 to 12 years olds and I'll bet they will want to know more about the strange character, Tom Thomson, and will also want to see some of his art work."