Promises to the Dead by Mary Downing HahnPromises to the Dead by Mary Downing Hahn

Promises to the Dead

byMary Downing Hahn

Paperback | August 17, 2009

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When Jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup. Instead, he comes across a dying slave woman who makes Jesse promise he'll take her young son, Perry, to a relative in Baltimore. Aiding and abetting a slave is against the law, and it also goes against everything Jesse has been taught to believe. But he can't break a promise to the dead, and, more important, he has to follow what he knows in his heart to be right. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The journey is more treacherous than Jesse ever imagined. At the crossroads of a country about to plunge into civil war, danger lurks around every corner. Will these boys on the run ever find a safe haven? &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Includes an author's note.
MARY DOWNING HAHN is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories and mysteries, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place . A former librarian, an avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.
Title:Promises to the DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.54 inPublished:August 17, 2009Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547258380

ISBN - 13:9780547258386

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

Hahn has a marvelous touch when it comes to manipulating her story and heightening the tension in a way that keeps readers on the edge of their seats."
- Booklist

"Fast-paced. . . . The action and suspense will keep readers interested."
- Kirkus Reviews

A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year"