Helen Keller

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Who was Helen Keller? Why is she famous? How do we know about her? This series introduces you to the lives of famous men and women. Each illustrated life story is told by primary source material, encouraging you to discover how we find out about important people in history. Each book contains: an interesting story and a look at the evidence, written and pictorial primary source material, a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index.
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Overview

Who was Helen Keller? Why is she famous? How do we know about her? This series introduces you to the lives of famous men and women. Each illustrated life story is told by primary source material, encouraging you to discover how we find out about important people in history. Each book contains: an interesting story and a look at the evidence, written and pictorial primary source material, a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This book offers basic information in mostly short and choppy sentences; some reiterate rather than impart new information. One sentence, "She would never learn to talk" is actually incorrect since Keller did learn to speak, just not very clearly. Photographs of people and documents lend a level of authenticity and interest to the text. Organized in two-page chapters, with large font and bold headings and only one brief paragraph of information per page, the book will be useful for beginning report writers. A four-item fact file that repeats the incorrect statement about Keller's speech, a time line, a useful glossary, a list of three books for further reading, and the address for the church where Keller is buried are appended. A brief index is provided, but most readers will be frustrated if they go to every page where the word "deaf" appears. While this biography is serviceable, David Adler's A Picture Book of Helen Keller (1990) or his Helen Keller (2003, both Holiday House) conveys the facts in a more interesting style.-Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403463647
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Series: Lives and Times Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Who Was Helen Keller? 4
Childhood Illness 6
Growing up Wild 8
Alexander Graham Bell 10
A Teacher for Helen 12
A New Friendship 14
A Miracle! 16
So Much to Learn 18
Touring the World 20
A Long and Busy Life 22
Why Is Helen Famous? 24
More About Helen 26
Fact File 28
Timeline 29
Glossary 30
Find out More 31
Index 32
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