Hear the Wind Blow

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Clarion Books #ad - A wounded confederate soldier appears at the family’s Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother to take the man in, despite the dire repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such an act. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War.

A first-rate story. Kirkus reviews  on a cold, snowy night, thirteen-year-old Haswell Magruder makes a fateful decision. Unfortunately, this sets off a horrific chain of events that leaves their house burned to the ground and their farm in ruins. With no home left, haswell sets out in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier.

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Closed for the Season

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Houghton Mifflin. A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of The Old Willis Place. Two 13-year-old boys, arthur and logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. The boys' quest takes them to the highest and lowest levels of society in their small Maryland town, and eventually to a derelict amusement park that is supposedly closed for the season.

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The Old Willis Place

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Houghton Mifflin. Only by connecting with the new girl who moves into the old Willis place can Diana and little brother George be free—but making contact with this girl would be a violation of the rules. Hmh books for Young Readers. The pursuit of friendship is at the heart of this haunting novel, and brilliant plot twists make The Old Willis Place an irresistible page turner.

Known for her spooky stories of ghosts and secrets, Mary Downing Hahn weaves a tale of two children who live near a decaying Victorian mansion, bound to the place by a mysterious set of rules.

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Promises to the Dead

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Clarion Books #ad - Instead, he comes across a dying slave woman who makes Jesse promise he’ll take her young son, Perry, to a relative in Baltimore. When jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup. But he can’t break a promise to the dead, more important, and, he has to follow what he knows in his heart to be right.

Aiding and abetting a slave is against the law, and it also goes against everything Jesse has been taught to believe. Will these boys on the run ever find a safe haven?      Includes an author's note. Hmh books for Young Readers. The journey is more treacherous than Jesse ever imagined. At the crossroads of a country about to plunge into civil war, danger lurks around every corner.

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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - When elsie dies of influenza, annie thinks she’s free of her torment—until the bully returns to reclaim Annie’s friendship and take revenge. Hmh books for Young Readers. Houghton Mifflin. Kirkus“the novel’s blend of historical drama, the supernatural, and the intricacies of adolescent friendship is a gripping combination.

Publishers weekly “Hahn clearly knows her apples about writing ghost stories. Booklist “Another historical and chilling success. Kirkus reviews against the ominous backdrop of the 1918 influenza epidemic, liar, new girl Annie is claimed as best friend by Elsie, the tattletale, and thief of the class.

One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story #ad - Another historical and chilling success” of revenge from beyond the grave during the 1918 influenza outbreak from ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn. But annie would rather spend time with the other girls, since Elsie is so mean.

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Where I Belong

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Clarion Books #ad - 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. No one is kind to sixth-grader Brendan Doyle: his foster mother, his teachers, his classmates, and especially the thugs who bully him. Hmh books for Young Readers.

Harcourt Brace and Company. 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. Houghton Mifflin.

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Guest: A Changeling Tale

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Clarion Books #ad - When her adorable baby brother is replaced by an ugly, Mollie is determined to find the so-called Kinde Folke who took baby Thomas, return the changeling she calls Guest, ill-tempered changeling, and make them give Thomas back. Harcourt Brace and Company. When malicious sprites called the kinde Folke snatch Mollie’s baby brother and replace him with a hideous changeling, Mollie travels through eerie, perilous lands to save him.

Hmh books for Young Readers. Natural and magical obstacles and her own reckless temperament make her journey arduous and full of dangers, and a plot rich in surprises and twists makes this book a must-read for Mary Downing Hahn’s fans. Houghton Mifflin. From the master of spookiness, Mary Downing Hahn.

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The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. When ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared. Houghton Mifflin. Harcourt Brace and Company.

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Stepping on the Cracks

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. In 1944, gordy, after she discovers he is hiding his own brother, when her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret changes her mind about the school bully, a deserter. Hmh books for Young Readers. Houghton Mifflin. Houghton Mifflin.

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The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Houghton Mifflin. When twelve-year-old florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better,  she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.

Will florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late? Houghton Mifflin. Harcourt Brace and Company. Houghton Mifflin. But florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals.

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The Dead Man in Indian Creek

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Clarion Books FBA-|285955 #ad - Hmh books for Young Readers. Are the boys clever enough to get away? Or will they, too, end up like the dead man in Indian Creek? Houghton Mifflin. Harcourt Brace and Company. Instead, they find the body of a dead man floating in the clear water. Houghton Mifflin. There are murderous grownups that would do anything to keep what the boys found in the shop a secret, and now they’re after Parker and Matt.

Parker is sure that george Evans, the smooth-talking  local antiques dealer, must somehow be connected to the dead man. Houghton Mifflin. While camping near indian creek, Matt and his best friend, Parker, get up early to see if they can spot a blue heron. Matt isn’t so sure—but then, on halloween night, while snooping around Evans’s antique shop, the boys make another shocking discovery that puts their own lives in danger.

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