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Hesse, Karen

Works: 106 works in 709 publications in 10 languages and 48,525 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Novels in verse  History  Bildungsromans  Diary fiction  Picture books  Domestic fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.H4364, FIC
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Out of the dust by Karen Hesse( Book )
71 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 6,195 libraries worldwide
"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"--Book cover, page [4]
Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse( Book )
48 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,045 libraries worldwide
Rifka's family had to leave her behind. will she ever see them again?
Brooklyn Bridge : a novel by Karen Hesse( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,819 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 )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,718 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
A light in the storm : the Civil War diary of Amelia Martin by Karen Hesse( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,705 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
The music of dolphins by Karen Hesse( Book )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,562 libraries worldwide
An adolescent girl is captured by the Coast Guard, separating her from the dolphin family that raised her. Believing they rescued her, doctors name her Mila, for "miracle," and try to teach her human skills. But Mila misses her dolphin family and longs for her home in the warm sea. She questions the wisdom of the doctors and whose life is better
Spuds by Karen Hesse( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,473 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
Stowaway by Karen Hesse( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,375 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized journal relates the experience of a young stowaway from 1768 to 1771 aboard the Endeavor which sailed around the world under Captain James Cook
Come on, rain! by Karen Hesse( Book )
14 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,269 libraries worldwide
A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat
Phoenix rising by Karen Hesse( Book )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,981 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,934 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
Sable by Karen Hesse( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,639 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 )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 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 )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,534 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( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,291 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 1,055 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
The stone lamp : eight stories of Hanukkah through history by Karen Hesse( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 950 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
A time of angels by Karen Hesse( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and German and held by 938 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
The young Hans Christian Andersen by Karen Hesse( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 917 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 859 libraries worldwide
A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten
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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
Karen Hesse escritora estadounidense
הסה, קארן
הסה, קארן סופרת אמריקאית
헤세, 카렌 1952-
헤스, 캐런 1952-
ヘス, カレン
English (395)
French (12)
German (11)
Japanese (10)
Italian (10)
Korean (8)
Spanish (7)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (4)
Hebrew (1)
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