Stepping on the Cracks (Paperback)

By Mary Downing Hahn

Clarion Books, 9780547076607, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/30/2013)
Hardcover (10/28/1991)
Compact Disc (7/1/2013)
Compact Disc (7/1/2013)

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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 Stepping on the Cracks

* "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