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Karen Hesse

  • 4 stars across 10 books
    Karen Hesse is the author of numerous books for young people, including the ground-breaking novel Out of the Dust, which won the 1998 Newbery Medal. Karen Hesse and her husband live in Vermont, USA. Find her online at karenhesseblog.wordpress.com.

    G. Brian Karas has illustrated more than 90 children's books, including Anywhere Farm, written by Phyllis Root, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Are You Going to Be Good? written by Cari Best. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley, USA. Find him online at gbriankaras.com and on Twitter as @gBrianKaras.
    1st November 2018

    Nights with Dad

    A luminous and lyrical tribute to the enduring, everyday sort of love between a boy and his father. When the sun sets, ... More

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    5th January 2016

    Safekeeping

    Radley's parents warned her that all hell would break loose if the American People's Party took power. The news is fille... More

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    1st August 2007

    Out of the Dust

    Told in free verse in the spare and haunting voice of 14-year-old Billie Jo Kelby, Out of the Dust is a journey to the h... More

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    1st January 1993

    Poppy's Chair

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    1st August 2016

    My Thumb

    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 ye... More

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    1st April 2008

    The Cats in Krasinski Square

    The cats in Krasinski Square once belonged to someone...and so did a young girl, whose family has been destroyed by war.... More

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    26th September 2013

    Witness

    Witness tells the story of Todd, who sees his ex-teacher Jason Ripley attacking a mild-mannered shopkeeper he knows from... More

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    1st June 2015

    Phoenix Rising

    Sail. Salvage. Survive. Toby's father is a wanted man. For as long as Toby can remember, they've been on the run. Th... More

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