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Hear the Wind Blow
Contributor(s): Hahn, Mary Downing (Author)

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ISBN: 0618181903     ISBN-13: 9780618181902
Publisher: Clarion Books
OUR PRICE: $15.29  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2003
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Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2002015977
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 700(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 6.1" W x 9.1" (1.00 lbs) 224 pages
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Demographic Orientation - Rural
- Geographic Orientation - Virginia
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
- Topical - Civil War
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Chronological Period - 19th Century
- Cultural Region - South Atlantic
- Cultural Region - Southeast U.S.
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Maps, Price on Product
Awards: Golden Sower Award, Nominee, Young Adult, 2006
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Nominee, Junior Book, 2005
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2005
Charlotte Award, Nominee, Young Adult, 2006
Heartland Award, Nominee, Young Adult, 2006
Review Citations: Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2003 pg. 346
Kirkus Review - Children 05/15/2003 pg. 751
Publishers Weekly 05/19/2003 pg. 75
School Library Journal 05/01/2003 pg. 152
Booklist 05/15/2003 pg. 1663
Kliatt 07/01/2003 pg. 12
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2003 pg. 448
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2003 pg. 305
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 383 - Superior,Well Above Average
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 383 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 69060
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Hahn, Mary Downing: -

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories. Her work has won more than fifty child-voted state awards. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland. Visit her online at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

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