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A Time of Angels book. A Time of Angels is a historical fiction novel written by Karen Hesse. Taking place in 1918, Hannah is separated from her parents because of war. She moves to the West End of Boston to live with her aunt, Tanta Rose.

Karen Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters. Her book OUT OF THE DUST was awarded the Newbery Medal for 1998.

Ships from and sold by Cinderella's Cellar. Karen Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.

Karen Hesse was born in Baltimore, Maryland. 1995, A Time of Angels (Hyperion, ISBN 9780786800872). 1995, Lavender, illus. In Witness Hesse continued the distinctive poetic/prose style she pioneered in Out of the Dust.

Listen to books in audio format. Karen Hesse's Newbery Award-winning skills are put to great use in Witness, a poetic tale about friendship, fanaticism, and the deadly undercurrents of racial prejudice.

Listen to books in audio format. The story takes place in a small Vermont town in the year 1924, revealing the devastating impact of the Ku Klux Klan on this pastoral, insular community. At the heart of the tale are two motherless girls who come to the attention of the newly formed Klan: 12-year-old Leanora Sutter, who is black, and 6-year-old Esther Hirsch, who is Jewish.

A Time of Angels" is high on my list of books to recommend for my higher-level readers

A Time of Angels" is high on my list of books to recommend for my higher-level readers. The story line, taking place during the influenza pandemic of 1917-18, is grippingly realistic - entire neighborhoods are nearly wiped out by the dreaded disease, and panic-stricken residents don't really know how to deal with the enormous problem.

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Find nearly any book by Karen Hesse (page 3). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A Time of Angels: ISBN 9780786806218 (978-0-7868-0621-8) Hardcover, Hyperion Books for Children, 2000.

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal . Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, Sable and Lavender. In addition to the Newbery, she has received honors including the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the MacArthur Fellowship Genius Award and the Christopher Award, and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Books by Karen Hesse.

Sick with influenza during the 1918 epidemic and separated from her two sisters, a young Jewish girl living in Boston relies on the help of an old German man, and her visions of angels, to get better and to reunite herself with her family.

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Fenrinos
I was frankly shocked to read reviews that found this book boring. I've read all of Karen Hesse's works, and find this to be far and away the best. I am a fifth grade teacher, and can usually count on my 14-year-old daughter to let me take her cast-off books to supply my classroom; this was one that she won't part with, even after several years. "A Time of Angels" is high on my list of books to recommend for my higher-level readers.
The story line, taking place during the influenza pandemic of 1917-18, is grippingly realistic -- entire neighborhoods are nearly wiped out by the dreaded disease, and panic-stricken residents don't really know how to deal with the enormous problem. Meanwhile, Hannah and her two younger sisters are left in Boston with an aunt, since her mother is trapped in WWI Russia caring for relatives and her father is off fighting in the war -- and neither have been heard from.
When influenza tears Hannah's family apart, circumstances take her far away where she ends up in the care of a gruff old farmer who has been isolated from other townsfolk because of his German heritage. The relationship that forms between the two of them is sweet and tender, and Hesse crafts it beautifully.
Truly, Hesse's characterizations and descriptions make this book nearly magical to read. She weaves in bits and pieces of Jewish culture, American history, and wonderful mystical interludes with an angel who saves Hannah's life more than once.
Boring? Don't believe it. This is a book you shouldn't miss!
Cerar
One of my daughter's favorite book.
Taun
Good story but not my favorite.
Ishnllador
Loved this book when I was young and now my child does too!
Bragis
Hannah Gold, a Jewish teenager living in 1918 Boston, has a lot on her plate. She's a newsgirl during a time when selling newspapers was considered a boy's job. She must provide much of the care for her two sisters, seven-year-old Eve and eight-year-old Libbie, because although her Tanta Rose and the housekeeper, Vashti, are present, they are often busy. Her father is fighting in WWI, and her mother is trapped in the family's ancestral home of Russia, where she had gone to help a sick relative. And by the way, a deadly influenza epidemic just hit.

Hannah is the definition of adult in kid's body. Throughout part one of the story, she is a firm yet compassionate guardian to Libbie and Eve, and tries her best to instill memories of the girls' parents, while keeping up hope that the family will be reunited. At the same time, she has many relatable interests and traits. She loves to draw and is quite visually perceptive. She vacillates between love for Tanta Rose and her life in Boston, and frustration over the family's situation. Once influenza enters the picture, Hannah struggles to hold up under pressure, even when she begins experiencing symptoms herself. This alone is enough to make readers support her and keep reading to see what happens next.

The way Hannah gets to St. Albans, VT and meets Klaus Gerhard borders on magical realism, especially since her vision of a violet-eyed angel plays a big role. Yet, this never pulled me away from the story as a young reader; it was part of the book's adventure for me. Both as a kid and an adult, I appreciate Hesse's attention to the unlikely friendship between a Jewish girl and a German man during the World War I era. Hannah has already encountered anti-Semitism in her neighborhood, so she naturally doesn't know what to make of Klaus. However, unlikely guardian though he may be, he becomes just the person she needs. Additionally, his willingness to understand Hannah's Jewish heritage is touching and written realistically. I especially enjoyed their conversation about kosher foods and Klaus' excitement over the fact that Hannah could eat fish.

I would have liked to see more of Hannah's angels, particularly since they are referenced in the title. In retrospect though, perhaps Klaus, and some of the other people in Hannah's life, are the real angels. If this was Hesse's intention, it's a beautiful message. I recommend this book for that, and for the meticulous attention to historical detail, as well as the deftly drawn relationships.
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Karen Hesse offers a serious study of a 14-year-old girl's coming of age during desperate times. Throughout ten painful weeks we sympathize as Hannah Gold struggles with parental separation, a callous caregiver and the dreaded influenza epidemic in 1918. Living in Boston's poor district Hannah keenly feels the responsibility to protect her two younger sisters, while both parents are trapped in war torn Europe. The two female adults in their lives are loving Tanta Rose and her harsh companion, Vashti--sought out by local residents for her weeds and medicinal concoctions.

When Hannah is forced to flee the pestilential city, she boards the wrong train in feverish error--arriving semi conscious in
Brattleboro, VT. Taken to a makeshift influenza hospital she
barely survives her prolonged crisis, even losing her voice, but never her artistic will to sketch. Ultimately to be nursed by a kindly old
German man on the outskirts of town, she recuperates under his gentle care. In the country she finds herself learning many new skills, but she is constantly haunted by the fear that she has neglected her sisters, who may even have died.

How can a penniless, voiceless girl earn the train fare back to Boston, to search for the remnants of her home? Then too she realizes that her return to the city would crush the spirit of her generous host, who has offered her a new home in the country. Which lifestyle will this metropolitan girl finally choose? The title refers to the frequent instances of angelic intervention during this tenuous period in Hannah's life: an angel in the form of a "girl with violet eyes" who rescues or guides her on several occasions. Serious themes are interwoven with surrealistic incidents--are they true miracles or delirious dreams? Is home a specific location or where one's heart is at ease? Hesse examines the significance of friendship, loyalty, gratitude, forgiveness and making vows, blending these diverse elements into intense and sobering historical fiction. This book is for young adults of all ages.
A Time of Angels download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
ISBN: 0786800879
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; 1st edition (October 30, 1995)
Pages: 256 pages