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The Miracle Worker
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The Miracle Worker

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by William Gibson
 

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Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic.

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In

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Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic.

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last.

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"Radiant, emotion-charged, memorable, superb!" — The Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416590842
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
36,878
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

William Gibson (1914-2008) was a playwright and author whose many works include Golda’s Balcony and Two for the Seesaw. The Miracle Worker, his most famous play, won several Tony Awards, including Best Play, and was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth:
March 17, 1948
Place of Birth:
Conway, South Carolina
Education:
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1977

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The Miracle Worker 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for school and it was great. You can really imagine what is happening. It is very descriptive, but not boring. It also has a good ending. I would definitely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This play is a wonderful adaptation of the book, good for High School readers. It captures the drama and poignancy of the autiobography, and allows the reader to see him/herself as part of the story. Every character in this play deals with a struggle and helps the reader personify struggle and hope. The two main characters, teacher and student, exemplify determination. Each woman is a role model for teenagers in overcoming extreme challenges. The style is easy reading and the dialogue keeps the reader engaged throughout; one can picture the characters and action while relating to the anguish throughout the story. The reader can only rejoice as the characters persevere and change destiny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD BOOK, JUST READ THE SAMPLE AND LOVE IT TRY READING IT IT JUST MIGHT BE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK BY ACCIDENT VERY APPROPRIATE IT IS SAD IN THE BEGINING BUT TURNS OUT TO BE THE BEST BOOK EVER I HAVE TO READ IT FOR MY SCHOOL BUT WHEN YOU READ IT IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR ARE READING IT FOR FUN IF YOU HATE READING THIS IS A GOOD BOOK TO GET YOR READING PERFECT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anniw sullivan is one of the best teachers ever in the history of teachers enen if she does teach the blind or the deaf. This miracle worker could teach any human being.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I choose this book for summer reading--into 7th grade-- and i was quite surprized, and, for lack of a better term, i was delighted. Its a book i wouldnt hesitate to recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book i am 11yrs. old and i fell in love with the book and im doing a book report on it to turn in tomorrow!!!
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I read this book in school . I THINK THIS BOOK
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Im a critic im writing for the daily journal in new york and this is a great book to read i reccomend it to anyone
Alexandra Manacop More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story i loved it
Deborah Avila More than 1 year ago
I think that The Miracle Worker is a great book i loved it