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Mary Downing Hahn

Forfatter af Wait Till Helen Comes

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
Image credit: Mary Downing Hahn. 2009 Baltimore Book Festival. ©2009


Værker af Mary Downing Hahn

Wait Till Helen Comes (1986) 1,978 eksemplarer
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (2007) 1,513 eksemplarer
All the Lovely Bad Ones (2008) 1,282 eksemplarer
Closed for the Season (2009) 1,075 eksemplarer
The Old Willis Place (2004) 1,072 eksemplarer
Stepping on the Cracks (1991) 896 eksemplarer
Took: A Ghost Story (2015) 798 eksemplarer
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (2010) 756 eksemplarer
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story (1994) 556 eksemplarer
Look for Me by Moonlight (1995) 405 eksemplarer
The Dead Man in Indian Creek (1990) 353 eksemplarer
One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story (2017) 318 eksemplarer
Daphne's Book (1983) 294 eksemplarer
Promises to the Dead (2000) 229 eksemplarer
Guest: A Changeling Tale (2019) 194 eksemplarer
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (2012) 190 eksemplarer
The Wind Blows Backward (1993) 187 eksemplarer
The Gentleman Outlaw and Me - Eli (1996) 181 eksemplarer
Witch Catcher (2006) 162 eksemplarer
December Stillness (1988) 158 eksemplarer
The Time of the Witch (1982) 124 eksemplarer
Tallahassee Higgins (1994) 122 eksemplarer
The Spanish Kidnapping Disaster (1991) 117 eksemplarer
Hear the Wind Blow (2003) 101 eksemplarer
As Ever, Gordy (1998) 92 eksemplarer
The Jellyfish Season (1987) 83 eksemplarer
Following My Own Footsteps (1996) 79 eksemplarer
Anna All Year Round (1999) 67 eksemplarer
Following the Mystery Man (1988) 62 eksemplarer
Where I Belong (2014) 61 eksemplarer
The Sara Summer (1782) 57 eksemplarer
Anna on the Farm (2001) 52 eksemplarer
A Haunting Collection (1986) 37 eksemplarer
The Thirteenth Cat (2021) 34 eksemplarer
What We Saw: A Thriller (2022) 24 eksemplarer
Took Graphic Novel: A Ghost Story (2022) 21 eksemplarer
Janey and the Famous Author (2005) 20 eksemplarer
Mary Downing Hahn's Haunting Tales (2011) 19 eksemplarer
A ghostly collection (2021) 4 eksemplarer
A Ghostly Gathering (2018) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

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

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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.… (mere)
classyhomemaker | 71 andre anmeldelser | Dec 11, 2023 |
Amazing writing, but the plot progresses horribly. Bland characters. Melodramatic. Unrealistic.
Blue5498475 | 5 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 31 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2023 |

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!… (mere)
Katharine_Opal | Jul 3, 2023 |



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