Praise for "Brooklyn Bridge": "Alternating with this story line is a parallel narrative devoted to abandoned children who forge a life for themselves under the shelter of the Brooklyn Bridge. Readers will have a hard time putting down this compelling story."--"School Library Journal" "Inspired by facts surrounding the inventors of the teddy bear, Newbery Medalist Hesse ("Out of the Dust") applies her gift for narrative voice to this memorable story set in 1903 Brooklyn."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review "The narrative includes tightly interwoven elements of multiple genres--adventure, romance, comedy, ghost story, and family drama--without ever compromising the authenticity of the plot or the characters."--"Horn Book" "Rooted in the Jewish immigrant experience in early-twentieth-century New York City, this story weaves together one boy's immediate personal narrative with a community's historical struggles....the plot reveals intricate connections, up to the very last chapter, that will make readers return to the beginning of this gripping story and see everything in a new way."--"Booklist" "It's such a relief to be able to count on an author time and time again."--Elizabeth Bird, "School Library Journal""" "In this tale of Dickensian contrasts in kindness and cruelty, Brooklyn comes alive with the details of time and place, but it is the shadow of pain and transcendence cast symbolically by the bridge that haunts and compels. Another work of enduring excellence from Hesse."--"Kirkus, "starred review Praise for Karen Hesse: "This intimate novel, written in stanza form, poetically conveys the heat, dust and wind of Oklahoma. With each meticulously arranged entry Hesse paints a vividpicture of her heroine's emotions."--"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review for "Out of the Dust"
"What Copeland created with music, and Hopper created with paint, Hesse deftly and unerringly creates with words: the iconography of Americana, carefully researched, beautifully written, and profoundly honest."--"Kirkus Reviews," Starred Review for "Witness"
"Deep, literary, and soulful, Ms. Hesse once again holds us in her spell as she reconstructs the past at an intense time in United States history . . . The tapestry of plot and subplot is woven with brilliant craftsmanship."--"Children's Literature" for "A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin"
"Sparkling with humor, poignancy and adventure . . . Hesse's impeccable research buttresses the narrative with a wealth of detail . . . an author's note and extensive glossary round out this compelling volume."--"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review for "Stowaway"show more