Helen Keller

Helen Keller

by Margaret Davidson, Wendy Watson

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The best-selling biography of Helen Keller illustrates how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, Helen learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.

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ISBN-13: 9780545362658
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 526,183
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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Helen Keller 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SadieReads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of Helen Keller is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever heard. Margaret Davidson's biography does an amazing job of pulling the reader into Helen's life. A fictionalized biography, the author uses dialogue between the characters and gives us Helen's probable thoughts during some of her experiences. On occasion, the author refers to Helen's later writings as the basis for the dialogue and thoughts, though there is no bibliography showing the author's sources. However, the events detailed in the story match events from other biographies I have read. The dialogue and feelings that Davidson describes match the events.Davidson focuses on the changes in Helen over time. When her teacher, Annie Sullivan first arrives, Helen is wild and spoiled and out of control. The author shows the literal fighting between the two that carries on for a long while before any progress is made. Once Helen's breakthrough with the water happens, we see a complete change in her; she goes from wild to wondrous, wanting to learn about everything.This biography of Hellen Keller is appropriate for grades 2 and above. The use of dialogue makes it read more like a story, and there are simple outline illustrations throughout the book. The author also includes three photographs of Hellen taken from the Perkins School for the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind. The Braille alphabet is also featured on the back cover of the book. I believe that students will enjoy this story of the girl who overcame being deaf and blind to learn to read and write and become a source of inspiration to people everywhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book as a kid. The coolest thing was the Braille alphabet on the back.
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CatherineElizabeth More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for my third grader who is doing a wax museum project. She read it, loved reading and learning about Helen Keller and her challenges in life. It is inspiring for children to see that even dealt with difficult life altering consequences, we can rise above the challenges and accomplish all that we are meant to with courage, and a positive attidude and encouragement from our loved ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maragarert Davidson had to put a lot of effort and time into this book. She matched a lot of true facts with a true story. I reccommend this book to anyone with a heart for History.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was interesting finding out about a girl both blind and deaf and the diffacult stuff she went through
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is outstadning it makes you feel like you know Helen. It makes you proud of what she did. most of all it makes me proud that we had people like that in the world