Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

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ISBN-13: 9780020419808
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 10/31/1986
Series: Childhood of Famous Americans Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 520,779
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (Childhood of Famous Americans Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jamie_tow on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This book covers Helen's life from her precocious baby hood wherein she greeted people with "how d'ye" and "tea, tea, tea" to her impressive adulthood as a crusader for persons who are blind. Helen became blind and deaf after extended, unidentified illness she suffered at 1 1/2 years old. Unable to see, hear, or speak, Helen communicated by a series of rudimentary signs and showed great precocity in learning to fold clothing and recognizing her own. She was unruly and given to fits to temper, which was understandable considering her lack of access to ready communication. When Helen met her now famous teacher, Annie Sullivan was hired to work with her. The redoubtable Ms. Sullivan taught Helen the manual alphabet and from her stellar progress at identifying familiar objects, taught her Braille as well. Helen's progress is nothing short of spectacular and she makes an impressive academic showing at the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston.I liked the fact that this book did not dwell on that now tired scene at the water pump, when Helen learns after having "water" spelled onto her fingers that "all things have a name." Instead of gasping and losing speed after the now overworked water pump scene, this biography picks progress at Perkins and later as a Radcliffe Alumna. This book glosses over Helen's radical socialism during her adulthood and also glosses over the challenges she and Annie faced as they matured together.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Helen Keller from Tragedy to Triumph is a very good book and has a very powerfull meanings to Helen Keller's life. She has showed me that if you work hard at what you do and if you realy want to do it then you will be able to accounplesh almost anything you set your mind to.I reccomend this book to you and know you will hav ea great time reading it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Helen Keller was an amazing book. It had so much information and it was very interesting. I could not put it down. I liked how it told so much about Helen Keller and her teacher as well. I really think you would love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book as very intresting and i am 13 and it was some fun reading and you should read it!