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Time of Angels (Anglais)

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Amazing, engaging, imaginative ... must read! 12 novembre 2003
Par Mrs. Darcy - Publié sur
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
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!
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A view from a future teacher 23 avril 2002
Par John Sutton - Publié sur
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I truly enjoyed this book by Karen Hesse. As a future teacher I will add this to my list of historical fiction in teaching social studies and language arts. I had no idea so many people died of the flu in 1918 - nearl two and one half times the number that died during WWI! Karen Hesse does an excellent job of placing ourselves into the life of a young Jewish girl named Hannah. She and her two sisters must live with her two aunts in a crowded Boston apartment because their father is fighting in the war, and their mother is trapped in Russia. She must eventually leave Boston alone because the flu is ravishing the city and her loved ones. She gets lost and is also stricken with the deadly flu. She is nursed back to health by a German farmer and a beautiful friendship develops. She eventually returns to Boston with the help of an angel to find the fate of her family. This is a must read book!
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An Amazing story 18 mai 2000
Par Un client - Publié sur
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The book A Time of Angels was definity one of the best books I have ever read. It was a beautifully written story about a girl with influenza in World War I. The characters were very realistic. They all had very intriguing personalities. I enjoyed the book's brilliant style and detail. I would recommend this book to anyone with a love for detail and excellent liturature. You will fall in love with this book.
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"Beautifully written...a truly remarkable book." 1 novembre 1999
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war separates Hanah from her parents in I think 1918,she moves in her aunt's crowded tenement in Boston. Hannah and her aunt struggleto protect Hannah's two young sisters,but whwn a deadly influenza epidemic strikes her family is torn apart even more.Guided by a girl with violet eyes,Hannah,who has also has come down with the dreaded flu,is driven from Boston to a caring old gentlemanin Vermont,where she remaines until sheis healthy.She is determined to reunite her family,but does she hae the strength? Awesome book.The best Hesse has written !!! :)
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Amazing 20 mai 2001
Par Abby J. Lyon - Publié sur
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This book, literally, moved me to tears as I read it cover-to-cover. If you don't read it, I don't know what you're missing.
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