A Time of Angels by Karen Hesse

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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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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.
Published January 1, 1995 by Hyperion. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As in Phoenix Rising (1994), Hesse effectively captures the physical and emotional effects of deadly illness and makes wise observations about judging people too hastily: Reluctant to admit she eats only kosher food, Hannah nearly starves, but the worst discrimination falls on Klaus, for being Ge...

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“Over the night streets of Boston, angels fly.” Hannah knows this because she can see them.

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