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Mary Downing Hahn

Autor(a) de Wait Till Helen Comes

52+ Works 15,563 Membros 627 Reviews 18 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Mary Downing Hahn. 2009 Baltimore Book Festival. ©2009


Obras de Mary Downing Hahn

Wait Till Helen Comes (1986) 2,018 cópias
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (2007) 1,539 cópias
All the Lovely Bad Ones (2008) 1,306 cópias
Closed for the Season (2009) 1,141 cópias
The Old Willis Place (2004) 1,090 cópias
Stepping on the Cracks (1991) 910 cópias
Took: A Ghost Story (2015) 829 cópias
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (2010) 773 cópias
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story (1994) 563 cópias
Look for Me by Moonlight (1995) 409 cópias
The Dead Man in Indian Creek (1990) 358 cópias
One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story (2017) 322 cópias
Daphne's Book (1983) 297 cópias
Promises to the Dead (2000) 233 cópias
Guest: A Changeling Tale (2019) 202 cópias
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (2012) 191 cópias
The Wind Blows Backward (1993) 188 cópias
Witch Catcher (2006) 165 cópias
December Stillness (1988) 163 cópias
Tallahassee Higgins (1994) 129 cópias
The Time of the Witch (1982) 126 cópias
Hear the Wind Blow (2003) 101 cópias
As Ever, Gordy (1998) 97 cópias
The Jellyfish Season (1987) 85 cópias
Following My Own Footsteps (1996) 80 cópias
Anna All Year Round (1999) 68 cópias
Following the Mystery Man (1988) 65 cópias
Where I Belong (2014) 64 cópias
The Sara Summer (1782) 57 cópias
Anna on the Farm (2001) 53 cópias
A Haunting Collection (1986) 38 cópias
The Thirteenth Cat (2021) 36 cópias
What We Saw: A Thriller (2022) 28 cópias
Janey and the Famous Author (2005) 20 cópias
A ghostly collection (2021) 4 cópias
A Ghostly Gathering (2018) 2 cópias
Time for Andrew 2 cópias
Quando Helen verrà a prenderti (2022) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream (1995) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts: Tales to Haunt You (1994) — Contribuinte — 183 cópias
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
College Park, Maryland, USA
Columbia, Maryland, USA




I guess I start a dnf shelf now? This book would have been interesting if I was family but as it was it was just a collection of stories of someone I didn’t know. They gave a small glimpse into what life was like, but not like the classic children’s historical fiction such as Little House, Lois Lenski books or Ralph Moody. For that reason it isn’t worth my shelf space as there are simply better books out there.
Jesslaw | 1 outra resenha | Apr 11, 2024 |
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.… (mais)
classyhomemaker | outras 70 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |
Amazing writing, but the plot progresses horribly. Bland characters. Melodramatic. Unrealistic.
Blue5498475 | outras 5 resenhas | 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."
Kim.Sasso | outras 30 resenhas | Aug 27, 2023 |



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