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Book Title: The Haunting|
The author of the book: Mary Chapman
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Reader ratings: 3.7
Edition: Stone Arch Books
Date of issue: September 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781434216144
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.13 MB
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Hauntings by Mary Chapman. This book is fiction. Mary chapman writes short, story books.
This is a book about a girl who gets a present that she doesn't like. Its a picture frame with her name on it. She thinks its a horrible present and she hates her dad for giving her this horrible present. But then she realized there something beneath that picture frame. Something that haunted her for many days, and she needs to figure out how to stop this haunting, before the 150 year anniversary of when this picture frame was made....
This book was pretty good. Its a short, fun and mysterious book to read. Throughout the story, I got kind of terrified, even though I knew this book was fiction. The ages I would recommend this book to is 10-12 and out of 10, I would give this book a 7.
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Q: What were you like at school?
I think I was well-behaved at junior school, but I'm afraid my friends and I were rather naughty in some lessons at secondary school. My favourite subjects were always Art and English. I was quite good at hockey and athletics but hopeless at PE, which the games teacher thought was very puzzling. I remember dreading Thursday afternoons in my first year at secondary school because we had PE followed by Double Biology with a teacher who was very sarcastic.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
At first I wanted to be a fashion designer and then a journalist; I actually worked as a reporter on the local newspaper in school holidays and university vacations. But after university I trained to be a teacher. I taught English for several years before changing careers and becoming a social worker, and then a family therapist. So it was a long time before I achieved my ambition of being a professional writer - not a journalist though, but a children's writer.
Q: What makes you cringe?
People who are pretentious.
Q: What are you afraid of?
Flying, but I try not to let the fear stop me doing it. So I have flown to Australia - twice.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
I am a great hoarder so it's really difficult to choose the most treasured possession - I have so many! But I think I would say my collection of photographs - of people and places I love.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I read; see friends (very important); go to exercise classes; visit stately homes, gardens, museums and art galleries; do a bit of gentle gardening; play the piano (a little and not very well); watch TV; listen to Radio 4; research my family history. My current ambition is to add drawing to that list.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
I have different favourite foods at different times of day. I love breakfast for instance - orange juice, muesli with lots of fresh fruit, followed by toast and home-made marmalade and a mug of tea.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I'm very happy with what I have done so far. My work has been really interesting and I hope it's been useful.
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
The ability to listen to other people with genuine interest in what they have to say.
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
It's a long time since I have been there but one of the most interesting places I have visited is the Mani, a remote region in the Southern Peloponnese, in Greece.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
I've been a published children's writer since 2006. I was writing children's fiction and submitting it to agents and publishers for about eleven years before my first book was published.
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
As I said, it was an early ambition to be a journalist. Then I took a different direction until the ambition resurfaced as a wish to write for children.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
I mostly write at my lap-top in my study, but I also write sometimes in little notebooks - if I'm travelling on the train for example, or somewhere away from home. I often write 'in my head' - and then later transfer the words to my lap-top. Occasionally I write in the garden but I'm not so good at concentrating there.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
One of the best things for me is when the words and ideas are really 'flowing'. I also find it very satisfying when I am revising and editing what I've written, making it as good as I can, finding just the right word or phrase; and also when I am able to solve a problem or dilemma I've had with a particular event or character. And it's so exciting when a manuscript is accepted for publication, and then seeing the proofs, and the
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