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Mary Downing Hahn

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50+ verk 15,192 medlemmar 626 recensioner 18 favoritmärkta

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Mary Downing Hahn grew up in College Park, Maryland. After graduating college, she worked as an art teacher, a college instructor, and a children's librarian in Prince George's Public Library System. She published her first novel, The Sara Summer, at the age of 41. Since then, she has been a visa mer full-time writer and averages one book a year. Her ghost story Wait till Helen Comes was the winner of 12 state children's book awards and she received the Scott O'Dell award for her World War II novel Stepping on the Cracks. She currently lives with her husband in Columbia, Maryland. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: Mary Downing Hahn. 2009 Baltimore Book Festival. ©2009

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Verk av Mary Downing Hahn

Helens hämnd (1986) 1,978 exemplar
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (2007) 1,513 exemplar
All the Lovely Bad Ones (2008) 1,282 exemplar
Closed for the Season (2009) 1,075 exemplar
The Old Willis Place (2004) 1,072 exemplar
Stepping on the Cracks (1991) 896 exemplar
Took: A Ghost Story (2015) 800 exemplar
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (2010) 756 exemplar
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story (1994) 556 exemplar
I fullmånens sken (1995) 405 exemplar
The Dead Man in Indian Creek (1990) 353 exemplar
One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story (2017) 319 exemplar
Daphne's Book (1983) 294 exemplar
Promises to the Dead (2000) 229 exemplar
Guest: A Changeling Tale (2019) 194 exemplar
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (2012) 190 exemplar
The Wind Blows Backward (1993) 187 exemplar
Witch Catcher (2006) 162 exemplar
December Stillness (1988) 158 exemplar
The Time of the Witch (1982) 124 exemplar
Tallahassee Higgins (1994) 122 exemplar
Farligt sommarlov (1991) 117 exemplar
Hear the Wind Blow (2003) 101 exemplar
As Ever, Gordy (1998) 92 exemplar
The Jellyfish Season (1987) 83 exemplar
Following My Own Footsteps (1996) 79 exemplar
Anna All Year Round (1999) 67 exemplar
Following the Mystery Man (1988) 62 exemplar
Where I Belong (2014) 61 exemplar
The Sara Summer (1782) 57 exemplar
Anna on the Farm (2001) 52 exemplar
A Haunting Collection (1986) 37 exemplar
The Thirteenth Cat (2021) 34 exemplar
What We Saw: A Thriller (2022) 24 exemplar
Janey and the Famous Author (2005) 20 exemplar
A ghostly collection (2021) 4 exemplar
A Ghostly Gathering (2018) 2 exemplar

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Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 199 exemplar
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts: Tales to Haunt You (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 181 exemplar
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar

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Ok listen, from the perspective of an almost forty year old, this book is not superb literature. The parents are funky and way out of touch, Heather is a super brat, Molly and Michael are the only ones remotely with it, and everything wraps up hunky-dory in 90 minutes worth of speed reading. BUT...of all the thousands of books I read between three years old and my senior year of high school, this is one that made a huge impression on me. I can't count the number of times I read it and it still freaks me right out. This book helped me win Battle of the Books at the city level in the 5th grade. I've gotta give it 5 stars--for nostalgia, for fifth grade, for West Park Elementary School in Hermiston, Oregon, and for poor, long-suffering heroine Molly.… (mer)
 
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classyhomemaker | 71 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2023 |
Amazing writing, but the plot progresses horribly. Bland characters. Melodramatic. Unrealistic.
 
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Blue5498475 | 5 andra recensioner | Nov 24, 2023 |
Every time a Mary Downing Hahn book crosses my path, I wish I had read it when I was little. So I took this one home and read it last night. Enjoyed it quite a bit, actually! I had a few quibbles with the grammar, but I will recommend this book to youngsters at my store. It is spooky but not really "scarey."
 
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Kim.Sasso | 31 andra recensioner | Aug 27, 2023 |
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!

I expected this to be a calm and only slightly spooky horror tale. Imagine my surprise when elements of the story were WAY darker than I expected them to be! I've never read anything by Mary Downing Hahn before, and honestly, this novel makes me want to look into her other works. Or see more graphic novel adaptions of her works! The beginning of the novel feels very stereotypical, a common "We're spending the summer with Grandma and have an adventure" type of story. But in the middle, it changes into something with genuinely good suspense and a mystery that keeps you hooked. While yes, this is intended for middle school age readers, it is still very much a horror story and doesn't shy away from that fact. Though I will say, even as an adult reader, my jaw dropped at how gruesome some of the plot elements are. I'm not going to say what those exact elements are, because I don't want to spoil it, but if I read this while I was in middle school, I think I would have lost my marbles just a wee bit. The ending was bittersweet and so well done. All of the plot threads are tied up neatly in a bow, and everyone gets what they deserve. The art style is excellent! They really made you feel just how terrifying some of the ghosts are, through the art alone. I will admit, the main reason I even choose this graphic novel to read is because I loved the art on the cover. If there are more adaptions of Hahn's ghost series, I really hope they have this team illustrate those as well!… (mer)
 
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Verk
50
Även av
5
Medlemmar
15,192
Popularitet
#1,506
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
626
ISBN
461
Språk
10
Favoritmärkt
18

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