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Karen Hesse (1952-) Biography

Awards, Honors, Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Adaptations

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

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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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