Hear the Wind Blow

Hear the Wind Blow

by Mary Downing Hahn
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Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing Hahn

“A first-rate story.” —Kirkus Reviews 
 
On a cold, snowy night, thirteen-year-old Haswell Magruder makes a fateful decision. 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. 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. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618181902
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/19/2003
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 396,808
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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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Hear the Wind Blow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Book, Hear the Wind Blow is and outstanding book that can be read over and over. It is one of those books you cannot put down, you have to keep reading. It is about a thirteen-year-old boy named Haswell who sets of with his sister after his mother¿s death to find and bring back home his older brother Avery to take care of the farm and them. He encounters many problems and issues but still strives for what he is after. It has many historical facts about the American Civil War. It is written from a southerner¿s point of view. It has plenty of gory moments but it is still readable for both male and female. It is not all gore and killing people, it has many feminine touched too. It is well balanced so both readers can enjoy reading it. It is a touching story that I would definitely recermend.
Ronda Phillips More than 1 year ago
A fascinating storyline with eduational blips too- full of humor and suspense. Good work, Mary Downing Hahn.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book! At the end, when Haswell finds his brother and goes back to their house, I wish there was another book that continues it. Thats how much I liked it. But other then that, I recomend you should instead rent it at a library because it costs to much on the nook. P.S. Whoever posted "idk if it is good" should not post if you dont know if it is good or not. Post when you've read the book. :) :D :3 :P ;0
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is touching and sad. It is not scary but rellay good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read this book many times and i would read it again over and over. Love the story; it just makes you keep reading till the end!
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ilovepandas More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I just wish it would keep going on and on. It gives lots of info and is a great book! I think you should read it.(:
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Clare_Bear More than 1 year ago
I read this book about a year ago. And I still remember it. Now I'm only in middle school and i checked it out of my schools library, then after i was done reading it and checked it back into the library i had to buy it for myself and i love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have'nt read it yet but it looks really really good to me
Michelle Blythe More than 1 year ago
idk if it is good