Hannah (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Hannah (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Gloria Whelan, Leslie Bowman
     
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Hannah, a blind girl living in Michigan in the late 19th-century, doesn't go to school until a new teacher tells her about the Braille method of reading for the blind.  See more details below

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Hannah, a blind girl living in Michigan in the late 19th-century, doesn't go to school until a new teacher tells her about the Braille method of reading for the blind.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
In Whelan's Hannah, blindness is not the nine-year-old's only limitation. She is bound by the ignorance of her 1887 world and the overprotectiveness and narrow vision of her family. Happily, the new far-seeing teacher comes to live with the family, appreciates Hannah's sensitivity and creativity and begins to lead her out of her dark world. Whelan's images are sensual, strong and very much in the young girl's viewpoint. The short first novel is packed with emotions, changes and sensitive writing that are needed in writings for beginning readers.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-- A nine-year-old blind girl lives in the West of 1887. When the new teacher arrives , Hannah's mother is persuaded to allow her to go to school. The first day is a disaster, but is followed by better days as Hannah proves that she can learn by listening and finds out that she can get books in Braille. In the end the children band together under the leadership of the class bully to earn money to buy her a Braille writer. This is a gentle story that sensitively portrays Hannah's feelings, especially as she is taken on her first tour of the farm by the new teacher. However, the ending is too perfect, as the bully becomes concerned with someone else's welfare, and learning seems to be an easy matter for Hannah. And if the family has no money for a Braille writer, one wonders how they can get books in Braille. Hannah's mother too readily agrees for her to leave home and go to school, and some readers are sure to wonder why no survival skills were taught to a child of this period. Bowan's realistic pencil drawings are well placed and greatly enhance the book's drama and appeal. Pleasant, but not really believable. --Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785708964
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago. Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer — because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards! Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out. Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister. Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up! Gloria once had a set of five wtching guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players!
Leslie Bowman was born in New York City, grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated many children's books, including Balloons and Other Poems, Snow Company, and The Canada Geese Quilt, an ALA Notable Book.Leslie Bowman lives in Minnesota.

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Hannah 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention because ofthe blind little girl. My niece has brain cancer and is 8 years old. We found out 3 years ago and already the tumor has made her 80% blind. I thought she would love this book! I was right!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sisters name is hannah
Guest More than 1 year ago
i got this book because my name is Hannah but it is really touching, happy, and sad all at the same time you should defenitly read it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book because it has my name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to go to b ball clinic sorry haow about tommorrow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My real name is kira im sad :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will you go out with me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dyou rp there
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