The Old Willis Place

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ISBN : 0618897410
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (618 users)

Download or read book The Old Willis Place written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2007 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion a series of events that lead to an unforeseeable result.

The Old Willis Place

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ISBN : 9780605350632
Pages : 199 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book The Old Willis Place written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion a series of events that lead to an unforeseeable result.

Top Secret! What 100 Brave Critics Say about the Old Willis Place

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ISBN : 9785458788335
Pages : 44 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (788 users)

Download or read book Top Secret! What 100 Brave Critics Say about the Old Willis Place written by Ethan Arling and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Old Willis Place." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Old Willis

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ISBN : 9780618430192
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Rating Book: 4.3/5 (43 users)

Download or read book Old Willis written by Mary D. Hahn and published by . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren't allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa's help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the rules that have kept them bound to the old Willis place for so long.

Time Of The Witch

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ISBN : 0547563132
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Time Of The Witch written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 1982-09-20 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laura tells an old woman of her wish that her parents were back together again, without realizing that she is speaking to a real witch.

Time For Andrew

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ISBN : 0547531729
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Time For Andrew written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2007-06-18 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diphtheria.

Took

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ISBN : 0544553683
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book Took written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”?

A New England Cactus

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Pages : 230 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (33 users)

Download or read book A New England Cactus written by Frank Pope Humphrey and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Where I Belong

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ISBN : 0544374282
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book Where I Belong written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2014-09-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. He takes refuge in books, drawing, carving, and daydreaming. When Brendan stumbles upon an old man near his tree house in the Virginia woods, he is quick to believe that this is the magical Green Man, guardian spirit of the forest. Brendan's need to immerse himself in his fantasy world becomes more acute, until he meets a girl with secrets of her own who may just keep his feet on the ground.

The Doll In The Garden

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ISBN : 0547531559
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book The Doll In The Garden written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2007-06-18 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A suspenseful story of unexpected connections between present and past. Ashely and her mother need their new apartment to work out, but everything Ashely does seems to upset the irritable and unforgiving landlady. When Ashley makes friends with the girl next door, Kristi, they uncover a wooden box containing a well-loved turn-of-the-century doll. Ashley wants to keep the doll for herself, but Kristi has other ideas. So does the doll's original owner, a girl who died decades ago, but whom Ashley meets when she follows a mysterious white cat through a hedge. Can Ashley bring peace to the girl and resolve her own present-day challenges?

Daphne's Book

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ISBN : 0547562675
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Daphne's Book written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 1983-10-24 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daphne is the last person Jessica wants to work with on the Write-a-Book project, but her feelings change when she gets to know Daphne and stumbles on her terrible secret.

Hear The Wind Blow

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ISBN : 054753356X
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Hear The Wind Blow written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2003-05-19 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a cold, snowy night, Haswell Magruder makes a decision that will have a profound effect on his own life as well as the lives of all those he loves. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family’s Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother and sister to take the man in, despite the certain repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such a “traitorous” act. Unfortunately, this is precisely what happens, setting off a horrific chain of events that leaves Haswell’s mother dead and the farmhouse burned to the ground. After leading his younger sister to safety with relatives, Haswell sets out on his journey in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War. Skillful storytelling, well-developed characters, and a fast-paced plot distinguish this compelling family story by an award-winning author.

Wait Till Helen Comes

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ISBN : 0547346034
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Wait Till Helen Comes written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2008-04-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes.

The Gentleman Outlaw and Me

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ISBN : 0547562594
Pages : 225 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book The Gentleman Outlaw and Me written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2007-12-17 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “ripsnorting western . . . With plenty of twists and turns—and a cameo appearance by Doc Holliday—it’s a real cowgirl triumph” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1887, twelve-year-old Eliza Yates—disguised as a boy—sets out with her faithful dog Caesar to search for her missing father. Along the way, she falls in with gentleman outlaw Calvin Featherbone. “Together, they make their way to Tinville, Colorado, where, coincidentally, Calvin’s father was killed by a certain Sheriff Yates. Calvin plans to avenge the murder, but he gets himself and Eliza in so much trouble with his amateurish schemes that the pair arrives in town ready to be hanged as horse thieves. Hahn’s writing crackles like gunshot in the Ol’ West, and Eliza and Calvin make a lovable team. The plotting is . . . tight and fast paced, and Hahn does a fine job of recreating the atmosphere of the days of cowboys and miners” (Booklist). “Hahn has obviously done her research, and succeeds in bringing the ambiance of the Old West to her novel. The result is a fast, funny, and entertaining adventure that’s just the thing for fans of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”—School Library Journal “An amusing comedy of errors that derives much of its humor from Calvin’s speech and manners and Eliza’s wry asides alluding to her true identity as a girl.”—Kirkus Reviews

Look For Me By Moonlight

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ISBN : 054748772X
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Look For Me By Moonlight written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2008-09-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When sixteen-year-old Cynda goes to stay with her father and his second wife, Susan, at their remote bed-and-breakfast inn in Maine, everything starts off well despite legends about ghosts and a murder at the inn. But Cynda feels like a visitor in Dad's new life, an outsider. Then intense, handsome stranger Vincent Morthanos arrives at the inn and seems to return Cynda's interest. At first she is blind to the subtle, insistent signs that Vincent is not what he seems-that he is, in fact, a vampire. Can Cynda free herself-and her family-from Vincent's power before it's too late? Full-bodied characterizations and page-turning suspense ensure that this eerie, riveting novel will appeal to middle school fans of mystery and horror.

Following My Own Footsteps

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ISBN : 0547563027
Pages : 197 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

Download or read book Following My Own Footsteps written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1996-08-16 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sequel to the award-winning Stepping on the Cracks. “Sometimes heart-rending, sometimes funny, Gordy Smith will prove memorable to all who meet him.”—Booklist (starred review) In Following My Own Footsteps, sixth-grader Gordy Smith comes to grips with the fear that he’ll turn out no better than his abusive father . . . With his father now in jail and one brother hospitalized, Gordy’s mother has no choice but to take the family to their wealthy grandmother’s house in North Carolina. There Gordy meets William, a boy who had polio and is now wheelchair bound. Though they become friends, Gordy’s plans to help William fail spectacularly. Matters only get worse when Gordy’s father is released from prison and his mother is poised to give him a second chance. Gordy must decide where he belongs—with his dysfunctional parents or with the grandma who is more than his match in toughness, in courage, and in love. “A cast of unforgettable characters inhabit this work, seasoned with WW II setting but utterly contemporary in its concerns. Hahn is in top form, proving through Gordy’s first-person narration that real love can triumph over all kinds of adversity, and often does.”—Kirkus Reviews “The complex characterizations, period setting and Gordy’s brave attempts to break a cycle of violence will hold readers’ interest.”—Publishers Weekly “It’s a timeless social issue really, in any era, of having a dysfunctional abusive parent . . . A very good story showcasing complex friendships, familial relationships, and inner conflict, all set in WW2 America.”—Cats and Fiction

A Ghostly Gathering

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ISBN : 0358007046
Pages : 784 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (358 users)

Download or read book A Ghostly Gathering written by Mary Downing Hahn and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2018-07-24 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bewitched doll, a vengeful spirit, and a haunted mansion populate three haunting tales from award-winning author Mary Downing Hahn. Spine-chilling and spooky, these stories of the supernatural will thrill readers who love to be scared . . . just enough. Set during the Flu epidemic of 1918, One for Sorrow introduces Annie, a new girl at school, who is immediately claimed as best friend by Elsie—a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. In Took, a witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is "took" to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years. The Old Willis Place follows Diana and her little brother Georgie, who have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren’t allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa’s help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.