Mary Downing Hahn

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Mary Downing Hahn
Born (1937-12-09) December 9, 1937 (age 77)
College Park, Maryland, USA
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1979–present
Genre Young adult literature

Mary Downing Hahn (born December 9, 1937) is an American writer of young adult novels and former school librarian. She was known for many 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 twenty novels.[2][3]

Books[edit]

  • 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 (1998)
  • 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)

Awards[edit]

State awards[edit]

  • 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

Film Adaptation [[[Wait Till Helen Comes (2016 film)|Wait Till Helen Comes]]][edit]

On the 12th September 2014, Variety announced that financing and cast were in place and principal photography would commence on the production of a film adaptation of Wait Till Helen Comes. The work would be directed by Dominic James, and would star Maria Bello and the Nélisse sisters. "Production" was slated to begin later that same month.[5] Principal photography began on the 28th September 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Author Mary Downing Hahn appears in the film in a speaking role, mentioning to one of the producers that as a little girl she had always wanted to be an actress in movies. This is the first of her books to be adapted into a feature film. As of the 7th May 2015, the motion picture version of Wait Till Helen Comes is in post-production. It is contemplated that it will be released in 2016.]]

References[edit]

  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. 
  5. ^ "Maria Bello, Nelisse Sisters Starring in ‘Wait Till Helen Comes’ Adaptation". Variety.com. 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 

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