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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno

Opere di Karen Hesse

Oltre la polvere: romanzo in versi (1997) 7,635 copie, 353 recensioni
The Music of Dolphins (1996) 2,613 copie, 53 recensioni
Rifka va in America (1992) 2,554 copie, 60 recensioni
Witness (2001) 1,765 copie, 46 recensioni
Come On, Rain (1999) 1,665 copie, 50 recensioni
Clandestino (2000) 1,640 copie, 17 recensioni
Just Juice (1998) 942 copie, 23 recensioni
Phoenix Rising (1994) 898 copie, 8 recensioni
The Cats in Krasinski Square (2004) 783 copie, 39 recensioni
Sable (1994) 645 copie, 4 recensioni
A Time of Angels (1995) 395 copie, 4 recensioni
Aleutian Sparrow (2003) 392 copie, 27 recensioni
Brooklyn Bridge (2008) 306 copie, 16 recensioni
Safekeeping (2012) 218 copie, 23 recensioni
Spuds (1898) 153 copie, 16 recensioni
Night Job (2018) 131 copie, 7 recensioni
Lavender (1993) 86 copie, 1 recensione
Wish on a Unicorn (1991) 68 copie, 5 recensioni
The Young Hans Christian Andersen (2005) 60 copie, 4 recensioni
Poppy's Chair (1993) 42 copie, 1 recensione
Lester's Dog (1993) 35 copie, 2 recensioni
Granny and Bean (2022) 17 copie, 3 recensioni
My Thumb (2016) 15 copie, 2 recensioni
Nennt mich einfach Jule. (2000) 2 copie
Lift : Phoenix rising (1998) 1 copia

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Un canto di Natale (1843) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni25,129 copie, 526 recensioni
When I Was Your Age, Volume Two: Original Stories About Growing Up (1999) — Collaboratore — 92 copie, 2 recensioni
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Collaboratore — 71 copie
Dear America: The Nation at War: The Civil War Collection (2002) — Collaboratore — 12 copie


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Found: YA or children's novel, varying font sizes in Name that Book (Settembre 2021)
Found: YA Book walking home in the apocalypse in Name that Book (Marzo 2021)


I didn’t want it to end! I wish the diary would have continued to January 1, 1862 at least! (SPOILER!!) I HATED how her parents got divorced then the book just ended. It was so abrupt! (SPOILER!!)

There was kind of an abrupt start to this book. There wasn’t much of an introduction. That’s more of personal preference. I would have liked more intro.

I absolutely loved the sprinkle of romance that was in here! I was not expecting it but welcomed it wholeheartedly!

There’s also amazing imagery!! For example, “The current in the channel was stronger than usual. The current inside me, too.”

Things to be aware of in “A Light in the Storm:”

- 1 “dang”
- 1 “damn”
- 1 “stupid”
- A character is called a “mooncusser”
- “Cursed,” “curse,” and “cursing” (no elaboration)
Note: For the most part, language was only noted if spoken as an insult.

- This book is set during a war, so naturally, there are many deaths noted (mildly descriptive)

Romantic Content:
- A boy kisses a girl on her forehead (both unmarried)

Spiritual Content:
- A mention of “do you believe in God?” And, “do you believe in the Devil?” The answer to both was “no.”
- Many mentions of prayer
- Mentions of Sabbath
At the beginning/middle of the book, I was very satisfied with the spiritual content, but as it progressed (and her life gets harder) I feel like Amelia prayed less where she should have been relying on God.

Additional Notes:
- One mention of an animal being shot because it aggressively bit other animals, which also had to be put down. (Sensitive readers may not appreciate that.)
- Amelia gives her grandmother rum to “ease her aches” (no mention of 16-year old Amelia drinking any)
- Amelia’s parents are not harmonious.
- Mentions of divorce. “If a country can break its bonds, why not two people?”
- “He and his wife are as big and boisterous as whales.”
- On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin is mentioned and recommended to other characters.
- A lot of talk about slavery. Some characters support it; some used to.
- Many scenes including of screaming, yelling and angry outrages.
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ChooseHappy | 15 altre recensioni | May 6, 2024 |
ASSG.Library | 352 altre recensioni | Mar 8, 2024 |
written in free verse this story of a young girl coming of age in the dust bowl is not to be missed. I wasn't sure I would like the format, but it conveys emotion with so much subtlety , it really enhances the story.
cspiwak | 352 altre recensioni | Mar 6, 2024 |
Join Granny and Bean as they enjoy a day walking on the beach and finding friends and treasures.
The rhyming text and soft mixed media illustrations create a beautiful sing song story that is calming and peaceful. The large illustrations and simple text make it a great read aloud to end a busy storytime or as a bedtime book. The illustrations are not too busy and provide room for the reader to add their own thoughts to the story. This book provides opportunities to talk about the illustrations, story and rhyming words fostering narrative skills, phonological awareness and vocabulary.… (altro)
SWONclear | 2 altre recensioni | Mar 5, 2024 |


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