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Out Of The Dust

by Karen Hesse

|January 1, 1999

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This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving…

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Cette histoire touchante est empreinte d'une douce tranquillité. L'auteure Karen Hesse et l'artiste Jon J. Muth capturent avec brio la magnificence d'une averse soudaine en une journée de chaleur accablante. Bien plus qu'un simple récit sur le…

Music Of Dolphins

by Karen Hesse

|February 1, 1998

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A girl raised by dolphins must choose between two worlds in this critically acclaimed novel about what it means to be a human being. Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, SLJ Best Book of the Year, ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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"America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams she will at last be safe from…

Come On, Rain

by Karen Hesse

|March 26, 1999

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Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.

Just Juice

by Karen Hesse

|November 1, 1999

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Letters and numbers don't make any sense to Juice Faulstich. She'd rather skip school and help her father in his workshop. But when the bank threatens to repossess her family's home, Juice faces her first life-size problem and is determined to find a way out.

Stowaway

by Karen Hesse

|June 1, 2002

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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 boy by…

Witness

by Karen Hesse

|March 1, 2003

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This is a year in the life of a small American town. The year is 1924, and a town in Vermont has been invaded by an insidious menace: the Ku Klux Klan. Although the story is told through the voices of many characters, two young girls -Leanora Sutter and Esther…

Safekeeping

by Karen Hesse

|January 5, 2016

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Radley's parents had warned her that all hell would break loose if the American People's Party took power. And now, with the president assassinated and the government cracking down on citizens, the news is filled with images of vigilante groups, frenzied…

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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 native…

Lavender

by Karen Hesse

|November 17, 2015

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Codie loves to spend time with her favorite aunt, Alix. Her aunt is a talented seamstress, and Codie knows that the perfect gift for Alix's new baby is a handmade blanket. Codie wants to have the blanket done before the baby is born. Suddenly, the baby is coming…

My Thumb

by Karen Hesse

|July 26, 2016

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I love my thumb, I truly do, it tastes of pears and carrot stew. It's like a hug, an "I love you." My mom hoped in a year or two there'd be some things that I outgrew, and some I have, but never you. Kids who suck their thumbs know there's nothing better.…