cover image Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

Karen Hesse. Scholastic, $6.99 (227pp) ISBN 978-0-590-37125-4

In a starred review of the 1998 Newbery Medal winner, set during the Depression, PW said, ""This intimate novel, written in stanza form, poetically conveys the heat, dust and wind of Oklahoma. With each meticulously arranged entry Hesse paints a vivid picture of her heroine's emotions."" Ages 11-13. (Jan.)