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Took: A Ghost Story


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"Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years - then lets her go and takes another one."

About the Author

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous, The Old Willis Place, and Wait Till Helen Comes, recently adapted for film. She lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats. Visit her website at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.


"Horror fans and readers looking for a good scare will enjoy this creepy tale."
--School Library Journal

"Satisfyingly frightening."
--Publishers Weekly "Hahn successfully reworks the recipe for those who still enjoy a good scare...a compelling addition to the Hahn collection of ghost stories."
--VOYA "This creepy tale skillfully weaves in--and honors--the oral tradition of folklore, legends, and ghost stories."
--Horn Book Magazine "Stalwart young readers who brave Daniel's telling are rewarded with a resolution that blends the mystical with the hopeful and creates community where once only fear and sorrow thrived."

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