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Mary Downing Hahn
Author Mary Downing Hahn
has over 30 years of experience writing for children. She has sold more than 2 million copies of
her novels, and is perhaps most well known for writing mysteries and ghost
stories. One, Deep,
Dark and Dangerous, won the 2009-2010 Mark Twain Readers Award after
keeping young readers on the edge of their seats with the story of a girl, a
ghost and a family secret. Hahn will be
attending the 2011 MASL Spring Conference and will present 2 workshops, conduct
autograph sessions and attend the Readers Award Banquet on the evening of
Monday, April 18.
Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt
Author Mary Casanova
and illustrator Ard Hoyt, winners of the 2009-2010 Show Me Readers Award for Some Dog!, will be attending the 2011 MASL Spring Conference! Some
Dog!is the story of George and Zippity—two unlikely dogs with temperaments
as different as night and day. Zippity is the dog that does tricks and lives to
please his new family, but his high-strung nature sends him running outside
during a storm. George finds that his
special skill, the ability to follow a scent, saves the day! Mary Casanova and
Ard Hoyt will be presenting two workshops during the conference and this pair
of professionals will conduct autographing sessions and will attend
the Readers Awards Banquet on Monday evening, April 18.