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Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse

·3.76·96,667 Ratings
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  • Come On, Rain!

    1999·
    ·4.25·1,476 Ratings
    "Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave. Lyrically written and lovingly illustrated." - School Library Journal "Hesse's language is a quiet, elegant surge.... Mut
  • Aleutian Sparrow

    2005·
    ·3.77·635 Ratings
    In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire na
  • Witness

    2003·
    ·3.71·4,379 Ratings
    The Barnes & Noble ReviewKaren Hesse's Newbery Award-winning skills are put to great use in Witness, a poetic tale about friendship, fanaticism, and the deadly undercurrents of racial prejudice. The story takes place in a small Vermont town in the yea
  • The Cats In Krasinski Square

    2004·
    ·4.11·849 Ratings
    Newbery medalist Karen Hesse tells a harrowing, true story about life in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.When 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
  • Phoenix Rising

    1995·
    ·3.94·1,314 Ratings
    Nyle's life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyle's modest world fills with protective masks, evacuations, con
  • Just Juice

    1999·
    ·3.67·724 Ratings
    Letters and numbers still don't make sense to Juice Faulstich. She'd rather skip school and spend the day at home in the North Carolina hills, anyway. But when the bank threatens to repossess her family's home, Juice faces her first life-sized problem.
  • A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 (Dear America)

    2003·
    ·3.67·2,914 Ratings
    Thursday, February 28, 1861P. Cloudy. Wind N.W. FreshMr.Lincoln has arrived at last in Washington.... In one week, he inherits the trouble of this great, unhappy country. In one week, the responsibility will be his--whether we come together again a Union,
  • A Time for Angels

    1997·
    ·4·476 Ratings
    As World War I rages in Europe, an influenza epidemic devastates Boston, forcing fourteen-year-old Hannah to leave home. Dangerously ill, she finds herself in Vermont, where a German man takes her in and nurses her back to health. Relying on her vision of
  • Letters from Rifka

    1993·
    ·3.88·8,635 Ratings
    In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others immigrate to America.
  • Stowaway

    2002·
    ·3.47·1,723 Ratings
    It is known that in the summer of 1768, Captain James Cook sailed from England on H.M.S Endeavour, beginning a three-year voyage around the world on a secret mission to discover an unknown continent at the bottom of the globe. What is less known is that a
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