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Karen Hesse

Teoksen Out of the Dust tekijä

36+ Works 23,363 Jäsentä 766 arvostelua 11 Favorited

About the Author

Karen Hesse (born on August 29, 1952 Baltimore, Maryland) is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults. She studied theatre at Towson State College, and finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in English, Psychology, and Anthropology. In näytä lisää 1998 she won the Newbery Medal for her young adult novel, Out of the Dust. Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teen-aged daughters. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Out of the Dust (1997) 7,293 kappaletta
The Music of Dolphins (1996) 2,499 kappaletta
Letters from Rifka (1992) 2,412 kappaletta
Witness (2001) 1,699 kappaletta
Stowaway (2000) 1,551 kappaletta
Come On, Rain (1999) 1,546 kappaletta
Just Juice (1998) 886 kappaletta
Phoenix Rising (1994) 851 kappaletta
The Cats in Krasinski Square (2004) 756 kappaletta
Sable (1994) 614 kappaletta
A Time of Angels (1995) 372 kappaletta
Aleutian Sparrow (2003) 371 kappaletta
Brooklyn Bridge (2008) 294 kappaletta
Safekeeping (2012) 213 kappaletta
Spuds (1898) 142 kappaletta
Night Job (2018) 118 kappaletta
Lavender (1681) 85 kappaletta
Wish on a Unicorn (1991) 66 kappaletta
The Young Hans Christian Andersen (2005) 58 kappaletta
Poppy's Chair (1993) 41 kappaletta
Lester's Dog (1993) 32 kappaletta
My Thumb (2016) 17 kappaletta
Granny and Bean (2022) 13 kappaletta
Witness: Images of the Decade (1990) 3 kappaletta
Night of blue magic 3 kappaletta
Lift : Phoenix rising (1998) 1 kappale
Nights with Dad (2018) 1 kappale
Out of the dust 1 kappale
School Age-2200 1 kappale

Associated Works

Saiturin joulu (1843) — Johdanto, eräät painokset23,777 kappaletta
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
Dear America: The Nation at War: The Civil War Collection (2002) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta

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Found: YA Book walking home in the apocalypse, Name that Book (maaliskuu 2021)


Beautiful writing. Partial-page free verse provides the images that draw out the story of a young girl whose people have been forced to leave their homes "for security reasons". Their lives are greatly diminished when they can no longer access their hunting and foraging areas and have to leave a lot of their posessions, and the foods & supplies provided by the government are inadequate. On their return, they find that people (soldiers guarding the area?) have pilfered & damaged their homes. Another instance of the disrespect shown to the native peoples of this land.… (lisätietoja)
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juniperSun | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |
When Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out-foxing the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw during WWII, she couldn't get the story out of her mind. The result is this stirring account of a Jewish girl's involvement in the Resistance. At once terrifying and soulful, this fictional account, born of meticulous research, is a testament to history and to our passionate will to survive, as only Karen Hesse can write it. A young Jewish girl and her sister face the challenges of growing up in Poland during World War II. Having escaped the ghetto, they devise a plan to smuggle food to those still there with the help of the abandoned cats of Krasinski Square. Determined to help the handful of Jewish Resistance fighters feed others still inside the Ghetto, she comes up with a plan to distract the Gestapo and their dogs. Will their plan work, or will they be caught in the act?… (lisätietoja)
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THiPBs | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
It's the summer of 1903 in Brooklyn and all fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom wants is to experience the thrill, the grandeur, and the electricity of the new amusement park at Coney Island. But that doesn't seem likely. Ever since his parents Russian immigrants invented the stuffed Teddy Bear five months ago, Joseph's life has turned upside down. No longer do the Michtoms gather family and friends around the kitchen table to talk. No longer is Joseph at leisure to play stickball with the guys. Now, Joseph works. And complains. And falls in love. And argues with Mama and Papa. And falls out of love. And hopes. Joseph hopes he'll see Coney Island soon. He hopes that everything will turn right-side up again. He hopes his luck hasn't run out because you never know.

Through all the warmth, the sadness, the frustration, and the laughter of one big, colorful family, Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse builds a stunning story of the lucky, the unlucky, and those in between, and reminds us that our lives all our lives are fragile, precious, and connected.
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PlumfieldCH | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 22, 2023 |
Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

"Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . . ."A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's life, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. And the one thing that might make her feel better -- playing the piano -- is impossible with her wounded hands. To make matters worse, dust storms are devastating the family farm and all the farms nearby. While others flee from the dust bowl, Billie Jo is left to find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma -- and in the surprising landscape of her own heart.… (lisätietoja)
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PlumfieldCH | 347 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 22, 2023 |



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