Stepping on the Cracks (Paperback)

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In 1944, when her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret changes her mind about the school bully, Gordy, after she discovers he is hiding his own brother, a deserter.

About the Author

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

Praise For…

* "There is plenty of action and page-turning suspense (and) much to ponder and reflect on as well."
School Library Journal, starred review

"Hahn's story re-creates the tensions and moral climate of its period in authentic detail. . . . Suspenseful, carefully wrought, and thought-provoking—a fine achievement."
—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547076607
ISBN-10: 0547076606
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2009
Pages: 224
Language: English