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Mary Downing Hahn (born December 9, 1937) is an American writer of young adult novels and a former school librarian. She is known for books such as Stepping On The Cracks and Wait Till Helen Comes.[1] She published her first book in 1979 and has since written over 20 novels.[2][3]

Mary Downing Hahn
BornDecember 9, 1937
College Park, Maryland, United States
OccupationAuthor
GenreYoung adult literature

Contents

BooksEdit

  • The Sara Summer (1979)
  • Time of the Witch (1982)
  • Daphne's Book (1983)
  • The Jellyfish Season (1985)
  • Wait Till Helen Comes (1986)
  • Following the Mystery Man (1988)
  • Tallahassee Higgins (1988)
  • December Stillness (1988)
  • The Doll in the Garden (1989)
  • The Dead Man in Indian Creek (1990)
  • The Spanish Kidnapping Disaster (1991)
  • Stepping on the Cracks (1991)
  • The Wind Blows Backward (1993)
  • Don't Give Up the Ghost (1993, contributor)
  • Time for Andrew (1994)
  • Look for Me by Moonlight (1995)
  • The Gentleman Outlaw and Me–Eli (1996)
  • Following My Own Footsteps (1996)
  • As Ever, Gordy (1998)
  • Anna All Year Round (1999)
  • Promises to the Dead (2000)
  • Anna on the Farm (2001)
  • Hear the Wind Blow (2003)
  • The Old Willis Place (2004)
  • Janey and the Famous Author (2005)
  • Witch Catcher (2006)
  • Deep and Dark and Dangerous (2007)
  • All the Lovely Bad Ones (2008)
  • Closed for the Season (2009)
  • The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall (2010)
  • Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (2012)
  • Where I Belong (2014)
  • Took (2015)
  • One for Sorrow (2017)
  • The Girl in the Locked Room (2018)

AwardsEdit

State awardsEdit

  • Charlie May Simon Honor Book for Time for Andrew (Arkansas)
  • California Young Reader's Medal for Time for Andrew
  • Colorado Children's Book Award for The Dead Man In Indian Creek
  • Georgia Children's Book Award for The Doll in the Garden
  • Georgia Children's Book Award for Time for Andrew
  • Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington)
  • Rebecca Caudhill Young Readers' Book Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Illinois)
  • Rebecca Caudhill Young Readers' Book Award for Time for Andrew (Illinois)
  • Young Hoosier Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Indiana)
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award for Wait Till Helen Comes
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award for The Gentleman Outlaw and Me
  • Kansas State Reading Circle Recommendation for Janey and the Famous Author
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award for Time for Andrew (Kansas)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award for The Old Willis Place (Kansas)
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award for Time for Andrew
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award honor for Time for Andrew
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award for The Dead Man In Indian Creek (Minnesota)
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Minnesota)
  • Mark Twain Award for The Doll in the Garden (Missouri)
  • Mark Twain Award for Time for Andrew (Missouri)
  • Golden Sower Award for The Old Willis Place (Nebraska)
  • Golden Sower Award for Stepping on the Cracks (Nebraska)
  • Golden Sower Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Nebraska)
  • New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List for Hear the Wind Blow
  • Sequoyah Children's Book Award Master List for Time for Andrew (Oklahoma)
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List for Deep and Dark and Dangerous
  • South Carolina Children's Book Award for The Dead Man In Indian Creek
  • South Carolina Children's Book Award for The Old Willis Place
  • South Carolina Children's Book Award for Stepping on the Cracks
  • Volunteer State Book Award for The Old Willis Place (Tennessee)
  • Volunteer State Book Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Tennessee)
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award for Time for Andrew
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award for Wait Till Helen Comes
  • Utah Children's Book Award for The Dead Man In Indian Creek
  • Utah Children's Book Award for Time for Andrew
  • Utah Children's Book Award for Wait Till Helen Comes
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award for The Old Willis Place (Vermont)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award for Time for Andrew (Vermont)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award for Wait Till Helen Comes (Vermont)
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for The Dead Man In Indian Creek
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for The Doll in the Garden
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Time for Andrew
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Wait Till Helen Comes
  • West Virginia Children's Book Award for Witch Catcher

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leeper, Angela. "Talking with Mary Downing Hahn". ALA. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The Children's Book Guild of Washington DC's Member Page for Mary Downing Hahn". childrensbookguild.org.
  3. ^ "Mary Downing Hahn Talks with Roger". Horn Book Guide. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Search the Edgar® Award Winners And Nominees". The Edgars. Retrieved 13 May 2014.

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