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Hesse, Karen

Overview
Works: 86 works in 527 publications in 10 languages and 46,032 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Novels in verse  Poetry  Biography  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.H4364, FIC
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Out of the dust by Karen Hesse( Book )

65 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 6,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in the voice of 14-year-old Billie Jo Kelby, this work takes the reader on a journey to the heart of a family caught in the Oklahoma dust-bowl. It is the story of Ma, who sees the idea of herself burn away with every parched day, until she herself is consumed by fire
Brooklyn Bridge : a novel by Karen Hesse( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1903 Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life changes for the worse when his parents, Russian immigrants, invent the teddy bear and turn their apartment into a factory, while nearby the glitter of Coney Island contrasts with the dismal lives of children dwelling under the Brooklyn Bridge
Witness by Karen Hesse( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town
The music of dolphins by Karen Hesse( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After rescuing an adolescent girl from the sea, researchers learn she has been raised by dolphins and attempt to rehabilitate her to the human world
A light in the storm : the Civil War diary of Amelia Martin by Karen Hesse( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1860 and 1861, while working in her father's lighthouse on an island off the coast of Delaware, fifteen-year-old Amelia records in her diary how the Civil War is beginning to devastate her divided state
Spuds by Karen Hesse( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maybelle, Jack, and Eddie want to help Ma by putting something extra on the table, so they set out in the dark to take potatoes from a nearby field, but when they arrive home and empty their potato sacks, they are surprised by what they see
Come on, rain by Karen Hesse( Book )

19 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat. "Come on, Rain!" Tess pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Then the clouds roll in and the rain pours. And Tess, her friends, and their mothers join in together in a rain dance to celebrate the shower that renews both body and spirit
Phoenix rising by Karen Hesse( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, contaminated food, disruptions, and mistrust. Nyle adjusts to the changes. As long as the fallout continues blowing to the East, Nyle, Gran, and the farm can go on. But into this uncertain haven stumble Ezra Trent and his mother, "refugees" from the heart of the accident, who take temporary shelter in the back bedroom of Nyle's house. The back bedroom is the dying room: It took her mother when Nyle was six it stole away her grandfather just two years ago. Now Ezra is back there and Nyle doesn't want to open her heart to him. Too many times she's let people in, only to have them desert her. Karen Hesse's voice and vision are grounded in truth she takes on a nearly unharnessable subject, contains it, and makes it resonate with honesty. Part love story, part coming of age, this is a tour de force by a gifted writer
The cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall
Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 emigrate to America
Sable by Karen Hesse( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tate Marshall is delighted when a stray dog turns up in the yard one day, but Sable, named for her dark, silky fur, causes trouble with the neighbors and has to go
Aleutian sparrow by Karen Hesse( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Aleutian Islander recounts her suffering during World War II in American internment camps designed to "protect" the population from the invading Japanese
Just Juice by Karen Hesse( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that her father's lack of work has endangered her family, nine-year-old Juice decides that she must return to school and learn to read in order to help their chances of surviving and keeping their house
Out of the dust by Karen Hesse( Recording )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression
Safekeeping by Karen Hesse( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods
A time of angels by Karen Hesse( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and German and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sick with influenza during the 1918 epidemic and separated from her two sisters, a young Jewish girl living in Boston relies on the help of an old German man, and her visions of angels, to get better and to reunite herself with her family
The stone lamp : eight stories of Hanukkah through history by Karen Hesse( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eight poems, each taking place on a different night of Hanukkah and following the history of Jews from twelfth-century England to twentieth-century Israel
The young Hans Christian Andersen by Karen Hesse( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Christian Andersen's early life inspired many of his most famous tales. The author relates Andersen's own youthful experiences to "The Ugly Duckling," "The Ice Maiden," and other stories he later created
Lester's dog by Karen Hesse( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten. A sensitive story about a boy who, with the help of a deaf friend, conquers his fear of a neighbor's dog that bit him years earlier. In the process, he saves a kitten and befriends an elderly, recently widowed man. Carpenter's pictures give vivid life to Hesse's gripping story, set in a 1940s neighborhood. Children will beg to tell their own stories after hearing this one
A time of angels by Karen Hesse( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sick with influenza during the 1918 epidemic and separated from her two sisters, a young Jewish girl living in Boston relies on the help of an old German man, and her visions of angels, to get better and to reunite herself with her family
 
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Out of the dust
Alternative Names
Donald, Karen 1952-

Karen Hesse Amerikaans schrijfster

Karen Hesse amerikansk författare

Karen Hesse amerikansk skribent

Karen Hesse auteur de livres pour enfants, enseignante et bibliothécaire

הסה, קארן

헤세, 카렌 1952-

헤스, 캐런 1952-

ヘス, カレン

凱倫·海瑟

Languages
English (287)

German (13)

Japanese (13)

Chinese (11)

Korean (8)

Italian (7)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (5)

French (4)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Brooklyn Bridge : a novelWitnessThe music of dolphinsA light in the storm : the Civil War diary of Amelia MartinSpudsCome on, rainPhoenix risingThe cats in Krasinski Square