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The Puppet's Payback and Other Chilling Tales Mary Downing Hahn

Hahn, Mary Downing (author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Number seven bus. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : 213 Poplar Street. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Grounding of Theresa. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Real thing. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Trouble afoot. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Puppet's payback. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : New girl. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Little blue jacket. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Last house on Crescent Road. (Added Author). Hahn, Mary Downing. Container of (work) : Thirteenth pigeon. (Added Author).

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  • 17 of 21 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J HAHN (Text) 0001002426417 JUV Fiction New Checked out 12/05/2020

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General Note:
"Some stories were published previously in slightly different forms."--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Number seven bus -- 213 Poplar Street -- Grounding of Theresa -- Real thing -- Trouble afoot -- Puppet's payback -- New girl -- Little blue jacket -- Last house on Crescent Road -- Thirteenth pigeon -- Afterword: What makes me write ghost stories?
Summary, etc.:
The author of wildly popular ghost stories, Mary Downing Hahn has created a group of tales for fans of her "scary but not too scary" books. Even the stories without actual ghosts are spooky. Each tale turns something ordinary—a pigeon, a white dress, a stranger on the bus, a puppet—into a sinister link to the supernatural. For the human characters, secrets from the past or careless behavior in the present can lead to serious trouble. All the stories have a young person as the central character, so all will resonate with young readers who enjoy the eerie, the creepy, and the otherworldly. In a concluding note, the author talks about how she came to write ghost stories.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years
Subject: Children's stories > Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, American.
Short stories, American.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Ghost stories.
Horror fiction.
Short stories.

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