Hear the Wind Blow

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 19, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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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.


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Click. Clack. Click. Clack. Imagine a young child of only 13 years old riding down a dark path with only the sound of horse hooves to accompany him. In the book Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing Hahn ... Read full review

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What would you do if your world turned upside down and there was nothing you could do about it? The book Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing clarion books 2003 is 212 pages of historical fiction about ... Read full review

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MARY DOWNING HAHN, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Wait Till Helen Comes, which is being adapted for film. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her cat, Oscar. Visit her online at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

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