Follow My Leader

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After Jimmy is blinded in an accident with a firecracker, he has to relearn all the things he used to know - how to get dressed, how to find his way around the house, even how to eat. With the help of a determined therapist, he learns to read Braille and use a cane. Then he's given the chance to have a guide dog. Learning to work with Leader is not easy, but Jimmy tries harder than he ever has before. Can Leader really give him the ability and the confidence he needs? ...
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Overview

After Jimmy is blinded in an accident with a firecracker, he has to relearn all the things he used to know - how to get dressed, how to find his way around the house, even how to eat. With the help of a determined therapist, he learns to read Braille and use a cane. Then he's given the chance to have a guide dog. Learning to work with Leader is not easy, but Jimmy tries harder than he ever has before. Can Leader really give him the ability and the confidence he needs?

After Jimmy is blinded in an accident with a firecracker, he has to relearn all the things he used to know. With the help of a determined therapist, he learns to read Braille and to use a cane. Then he's given the chance to have a guide dog. Learning to work with Leader is not easy, but Jimmy tries harder than he ever has before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140364859
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 164,593
  • Age range: 5 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2011

    A wonderful story!

    I read this book when I was in 5th or 6th grade and still remeber it. I am 64 years old. I would recommend it to any one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Great Book- Inspirational!

    My 4th grade teacher read this book aloud to us. It left a lasting impression on me. I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2010

    Very Memorable!!

    I read this book when I was in 5th Grade and I still remember it and I'm 54 now. Highly recommend it.

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  • Posted September 8, 2009

    Follow My Leader

    My sister and I read this book when we were in grade school and it left a lasting impression on us both. My sister has now been a teacher at the Lion's World for the Blind Enterprises in Little Rock Arkansas for 33 years, and I am a critical-care pediatric nurse with a specialty in special-needs, autism, visual and hearing disorders. I have been a nurse for 30 years. We both remember this book clearly and know it figured in our career choices. I am buying it for my personal library as well as for my grandchildren.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    Great Book

    I read this book when I was a child of 11, got the book for my son when he was 11 and just recently got it for my grandaughter and she's 11. It's a great book for kids, good lesson, morals and easy reading for this age. We all loved it!

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

    Not Just for Kids

    I read the book, Follow My Leader, when I first started teaching. I was so impressed by the characters and their development that I recommended it to 7th graders who were "struggling readers." I now tutor and continue to recommend it to my tutees.

    The story is so interesting that parents who read with/to their child, will find it interesting. It gives a glimpses into the horrors of firecrackers; how forgiveness frees the one who forgives. But the thing I was most intrigued with was how a dog became a seeing eye dog, and how the blind got a seeing-eye dog.

    Just last Tuesday I met a woman who had a retired seeing-eye dog. She had become too old to continue her job, so she was adopted by a teacher of the blind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2008

    Awesome story!

    I remember reading this book in the 4th grade. I really enjoyed reading it then and I still do. This story introduced me to things in life, that I don't have to deal with, and the struggles people have to go through each day. It opened my eyes to understand those struggles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2008

    Yay For Service Dogs!

    This book was AWESOME! As a Service Dog trainer it was a great book to read and to see out in public where kids can have access to this type of material. I believe it really captures the spirit of the disabled and the loyal, loving relationship they can share with their Service Dog. Remember please don't touch a working/service dog. That dog is their LIFE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2007

    way worse then it could be

    i think that this story couldve been made to a great book it wasnt this is one of the worst books that ive ever rread seriously and i like reading this book just sucks though

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2007

    I loved this book

    My 3rd grade teacher read this book to the entire class, back in the earl 70's. I've re- read it many times through out the years. I have 2 grand daughters now and compiling a library of books I want to read to them. This is going in to the collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2006

    Wow!

    First I thought this was one of those dumb books you have to read for school. Well, yes i read it in school. I had to write in my sprial every chapter. It was amazing! I will be tring to write to James B. Garfield!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    I've found it!

    I was just telling me daughter about reading this book as a young girl and thought I'd try and find it! I'm so excited to have her read it now....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    A book to inspire all children

    I read this book as a child and never forgot it. It illustrates how with determination a person can over come anything. Whether a boy or a girl as long as the chidl loves animals, the story will be a winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    Loved it

    I love this book and have read it at least 10 times and my mother had read it as a child and she still has the book and loves it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2004

    Awsome

    When I started reading this book I thought it was going to be REALLY boring, but it wasn't. I would recomend this book to anyone! (This is one of my favorite books!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    A wonderful book

    At my school, we were doing a collage book report andI told my Mom I didn't know what book I wanted to do but I wanted one about a dog. So she suggested the book Follow My Leader. And I admit, I didn't want to read it at first because the cover looked old and boring. But I had no other choice but to read it. And to my surprise it was a great book and I really enjoyed it. As I was reading, I would always say, 'Hey Mom! Let's see....I found a golly, gee, keen, and gosh.' jokingly because we both knew it was a 43 year old book! On my watch, Follow My Leader is one of my favorite books. It is a wonderful book to read fo anyone from ages 9 - 95+. My mother was thinking about reading it once again. I gave it 100 stars....even though you can only give it 5!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2001

    The love of a Dog and a Boy's determination wins.

    Follow My Leader was a school favorite of mine that I remembered over the years. I now have my own copy and enjoy it as much as I did so long ago. Follow My Leader shows how an accident can change someone's life yet change can bring wonderful new things. Follow My Leader will bring anyone hours of enjoyment and it will become very hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2001

    Your child should read this book!

    I remember saving my allowance for WEEKS in order to pay the $3.50 to purchase this hardcover book back in the 60's. My teacher read this book to our class, and it touched all of us. Its nice to see this book is still in print. There are timeless lessons in this book for young and old alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    A Favorite.....still after 40 years!!!

    I read this book first, as a child, 40 years ago. On a 'whim', I checked B&N 'search' engine to see if it was still in print. Not surprising that after all those years, it's still there and, how wonderful to see, still gathering wonderful comments from 'new' readers. For a book to remain in someone's mind for 40 years, it has to be worth a good look. I remember reading and rereading this story until the backing broke and the pages yellowed. It was a wonderful, wonderful story of adversity.....facing,understanding and rising above many, many challenges. I would recommend this book to any and all young readers....'Leader' will enchant and charm you....and, hopefully, 40 years from now, the story will remain in your mind....as it has in mine!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    A Wonderful Book

    This book is one of the best I have read. Jimmy is blinded when Mike Adams throughs a firecracker at him on accedent. Mike feels just o9r more pain knowing that he is the one how caused this masacer. This is a wonderful book to read. My class read it dearing school. the whole class loved it.

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