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Karen Hesse (1952-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Writings, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Adaptations

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Born 1952, in Baltimore, MD; Education: Attended Towson State College; University of Maryland, B.A., 1975. Religion: Jewish.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Scholastic, Inc., 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

Writer, 1969—. University of Maryland, leave benefit coordinator, 1975-76; worked variously as a teacher, librarian, advertising secretary, typesetter, and Karen Hesse proofreader. Affiliated with Mental Health Care and Hospice, 1988—; Newfane, VT, Elementary School board chair, 1989; board member of Moore Free Library, Newfane, 1989-91.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (leader of southern Vermont chapter, 1985-92).

Many of Hesse's books have been adapted as audiobooks, including The Music of Dolphins, Stowaway, Out of Dust, A Time of Angels, Wish on a Unicorn, Just Juice, Light in the Storm, and Witness.

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over 5 years ago

Jemma and I loved your book Out of the Dust. It was great! Hope to read more books written by you

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over 5 years ago

We also wanted to say that were using Out of the Dust for a project and its super fun. Thank you so much:)

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over 5 years ago

i luv out of the dust but idk if my sister does help me convience her it is a good book! =0

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5 months ago

when i have to poop i use your book "out of the dust to wipe my butt! its better than 3 ply toilet paper! recommended!

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5 months ago

I poop my pants a lot and I mean A LOT!!! I also piss in them A LOT!!! But your books made me do it even MORE!!! OOPS! I just went again! Oh Uh Oh Ya It's SOOOOOOOOOOO SQUISHY!!!!!!!!! My diaper is fully LOADED BABY! Oh ya did I forget to mention I'm 26? In a DIAPER wanna come over email me

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almost 6 years ago

I am a college professor who teaches children's literature courses. Some of my students and I wonder why Ms. Hesse chose not to use capital letters in Witness. Was there a meaning behind this?



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over 5 years ago

I loved your book Out of the Dust but I really wished it had a better ending. Sorry and Thanks

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about 6 years ago

I can't wait to read the book Out Of the Dust, I love historical fiction.

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over 6 years ago

hi im savannah i luv ur books

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5 months ago

I poop my pants a lot and I mean A LOT!!! I also piss in them A LOT!!! But your books made me do it even MORE!!! OOPS! I just went again! Oh Uh Oh Ya It's SOOOOOOOOOOO SQUISHY!!!!!!!!! My diaper is fully LOADED BABY! Oh ya did I forget to mention I'm 26? In a DIAPER wanna come over email me

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over 5 years ago

I LOVE YOUR BOOK OUT OF THE DUST!!! IT IS SO AWESOME BUT WHY DID THE MOTHER HAVE TO DIE AND WHY IS MOSTLY EVERYONE IN THE TOWN DYING!!! BUT THANKS ANYWAYS FOR THE AWSOME BOOK IM VERY THANKFUL TO BE READING IT!!!! :D

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over 5 years ago

I LOVE YOUR BOOK OUT OF THE DUST!! I AM ALMOST DONE READING IT. I CANT WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL BOOK YOU MADE

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about 6 years ago

I Love your books!!! I wish I could you meet you

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over 5 years ago

I am using your book out of the dust as a project

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about 6 years ago

hi my name is ify and i like ur books but they arent my fav i wish i could understand them more.

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9 months ago

Your book, Letter from Rifka, has been my favorite book since 5th grade. Im an 5th grader now and i read it 5 times a year. For extra credit im writing an essay on you and all the great books you have written. Thank you so much for all your books! i really love them!

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over 1 year ago

I am using witness asa project

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over 1 year ago

I wanted to get the facts. wt book did she get a newberry award for

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5 months ago

I poop my pants a lot and I mean A LOT!!! I also piss in them A LOT!!! But your books made me do it even MORE!!! OOPS! I just went again! Oh Uh Oh Ya It's SOOOOOOOOOOO SQUISHY!!!!!!!!! My diaper is fully LOADED BABY! Oh ya did I forget to mention I'm 26? In a DIAPER wanna come over email me

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5 months ago

Poops her pants alot