Book Reviews of A Time of Angels

A Time of Angels
A Time of Angels
Author: Karen Hesse
ISBN-13: 9780786800872
ISBN-10: 0786800879
Pages: 250
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Book Type: Hardcover
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Set during World War I, this is the story of Hannah, a young girl who believes in angels. Hannah and her family--sisters Libbie and Eve and their Tanta Rose--are all victims of an influenza epidemic. Hannah is forced to leave her family and when she finally recovers from her illness her faith in the power of angels aids her in finding her family.
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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Helpful Score: 2
This book is at once touching and profound. The journey that the main character goes through is one that I believe most people can relate to on one level or another.

The writing is descriptive and detailed without being to over the top, the plot is well played out. Simply a beautiful piece of Literature.
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Helpful Score: 1
i thought it was okay, i really prefer mystery books though
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A wonderful children's book about the great Influenza epidemic in the eastern U.S. The story is told from the view point of a young girl caring for her sisters during the First World War.
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From the back: When war separates Hannah from her parents in 1918, she moves to her aunt's crowded tenement in Boston's West End. Together, Hannah and Tanta Rose struggle to protect Hannah's two young sisters, but when a deadly influenza epidemic strikes, the family is torn apart. Guided by a vision of a girl with violet eyes, Hannah, who also has come down the the dreaded flu, is driven from Boston to a caring old gentleman in Vermont, where she remains until she is healthy. Hannah is still determined to reunite her family, but does she have the strength?
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enjoyed this book, it was an easy read.
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No work on Japan has attempted to tell so profundly and from so many aspects the development of the ideology of the Japanese as it is reflected in the daily manners and customs of their life. There is some underlining.