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Hear the Wind Blow

by Mary Downing Hahn

Synopsis

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.

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Copyright year 2003
ISBN-13 9780618181902
ISBN-10 0618181903
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 87 MB
Number of Pages 224
Length of Recording 6
Shelf No. KZ716
Grade Range 5-7
Ages 10-12
Lexile 700L