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Margaret Peterson Haddix

USA flag (b.1964)

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
New Books
May 2023

Falling Out of Time
(Running Out of Time , book 2)
Margaret Peterson Haddix recommends
The Limit (2010)
Kristen Landon
"A frighteningly familiar world with an unsettling twist."
Wake Up Missing (2013)
Kate Messner
"Combines a fascinating concept with page-turning suspense."
Ice Wolves (2018)
(Elementals , book 1)
Amie Kaufman
"Dragons! Wolves! Epic battles! Divided loyalties! Amie Kaufman’s Ice Wolves is full of fast-paced adventure, but at its heart it’s also the tale of one boy facing two classic questions: Where do I belong? and Who am I? The answers he finds will enthrall any reader."
West (2018)
(East, book 2)
Edith Pattou
""What a worthy sequel to the amazing East! Of course Rose's "happily ever after" would include more adventure. This journey was even more poignant, as she fully understood the stakes and the dangers this time. Once again, readers will be in awe of Rose's courage and her devotion, and will long for her triumph in the end--even at great cost."
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale (2018)
Jane Yolen
"How to Fracture a Fairy Tale is a fascinating exploration of how old stories we all think we know can become fresh and new and stunning in the hands of the masterful Jane Yolen. So many of Yolen’s stories here are like origami?with expert snips and twists and turns, she transforms the ordinary into fantastic art. This book can be read just for sheer pleasure or as a study for other writers in what is possible."
Unseen Magic (2022)
(Unseen Magic, book 1)
Emily Lloyd-Jones
"Unseen Magic is an enchanting read! What a fun tale of a lovably oddball town, an unexpected villain, a few unexpected heroes, and a girl who's braver than she knows. Oh -and a raven! And tea! All the kids who have ever wished to be a different person (and who hasn't?) will want to devour this story."

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