Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse, born in 1952, has won several honors for her works of children's literature. A native of Balitmore, Maryland, Hesse loved words as a child and had hopes of someday being an author. She studied both at Townson State College and University of Maryland, with degrees in Theater, English, Anthropology, and Psychology, covering a wide range of her interests. After finishing school, she and her husband Randy raised a family in Vermont, and while working at a colorful variety of jobs, Hesse wrote many books and poems from her experiences. Hesse's first novel, Wish on a Unicorn, was released in 1991 and followed by many more popular titles such as Letters from Rifka, Out of the Dust (1998 Newberry Medal winner), and Witness. Her works are praised for their historical vividness and beautiful, honest writing style. Hesse continues to live and write in her Vermont home with her husband and daughters.

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Cats in Krasinski Square
by Karen Hesse
1st edition from Scholastic Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Letters from Rifka
by Karen Hesse
from Square Fish Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
from Scholastic Inc.
Realistic Fiction for 6th-8th grade
1998 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.94 $3.83 (1 in stock)
Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
1st edition from Scholastic Inc.
Realistic Fiction for 6th-8th grade
1998 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Out of the Dust - Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Judy Cook
from Progeny Press
for 7th-9th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: LIT-SGPP)
$18.99
Sable
for 2nd-4th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$1.70 (1 in stock)
Stowaway
by Karen Hesse
First Edition from Scholastic Inc.
Historical Fiction for 6th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.53 (1 in stock)
Stowaway
by Karen Hesse
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Historical Fiction for 6th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79 $2.98 (2 in stock)
Stowaway
by Karen Hesse
from Scholastic Inc.
Historical Fiction for 6th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Witness
by Karen Hesse
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$2.13 (2 in stock)