Helen Keller and the Big Storm (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

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Helen Keller cannot see or hear. But that does not stop her from playing tricks on people, including her new teacher, Annie Sullivan. Still, Annie will not give up on Helen. Can Helen ever learn to trust her teacher?

A true incident in the life of young Helen Keller in which she gets stuck in a storm and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, rescues her.

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Overview

Helen Keller cannot see or hear. But that does not stop her from playing tricks on people, including her new teacher, Annie Sullivan. Still, Annie will not give up on Helen. Can Helen ever learn to trust her teacher?

A true incident in the life of young Helen Keller in which she gets stuck in a storm and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, rescues her.

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Children's Literature
Part of a Ready to Read, "Childhood of Famous Americans" series for early readers, this story is based on one incident in Helen Keller's life. Although young Helen Keller cannot see or hear, this does not stop her from playing pranks on her family. After locking her mother in the pantry, her parents decide Helen needs more than they can give her and hire a special teacher, Annie Sullivan. Annie tries very hard to teach Helen and to earn her love and trust; and she is rewarded with these when she rescues Helen from a storm. The narrative style is written for an early primary audience, which would be a good introduction to Helen Keller. Simple, colorful, realistic acrylic pictures support the text. A timeline of Helen's life is included at the end of the story. Teachers would find this book useful for guided reading, and as an introduction to biographies or Helen Keller's life. A good follow up book would be A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David Adler. 2002, Aladdin Paperbacks, $14.00 and $3.99. Ages 7 to 9. Reviewer: Sonia Tress
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-These beginning readers relate a single anecdote about each of their subjects. Krensky tells a great deal about the character of our 16th president in this humorous account of when, wearing a new suit, Lincoln rescued a pig stuck in a mudhole. The colorful illustrations flow across the pages and complement the text. In relating one incident, Lakin reveals many facts about Keller and Annie Sullivan. In this story, Helen is caught in a tree during a storm and is rescued by her teacher. It is then that the child learned of "the power of Nature" and "the power of friendship." The cartoon illustrations are dominated by blues, greens, and pinks; those in Keller are somewhat amateurish. The texts are straightforward; however, Lincoln contains undocumented dialogue. Both books include short chronologies.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689841040
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Ready-to-read COFA Series
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 390,349
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than fifty published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband, Lee Koenigsberg. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Benjahmin. When not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found traveling with Lee to far-off places in the world.

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