The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson (2)

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ISBN-13: 9781416590842
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 06/17/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 48,585
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

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The Miracle Worker 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 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!!!
tfranzen229 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This story is about a littl girl named helen keller who was blind and deaf when she was a baby. It wasn't until she was 7 when Annie Sullivan came and taught her manners as well as how to speak sign language, read brail, and later taught her how to write. Helen suffers all her life wondering what it would be like to be normal and see and hear things. She also wants to learn how to talk but can't because she is blind.
esmith389 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Helen Keller is a seven year old girl who is blind and death. Annie Sullivan comes to live with Helen and teacher. Annie teaches Helen sign language even though Helen does not know they have a meaning and that they spill words.
breilly147 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
"The Miracle Worker" is a play based on Helen Kellers struggle though overcoming her imparities. Helen roams around the house day after day causing trouble and getting into mischief. Once Mr. and Mrs. Keller realize that Helen is not only a danger to herself, but to others as well, they decide to write to A famous doctor for help. He sends a young girl who is fresh out of school named Annie goes to help Helen and her family.
cdougherty221 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This was a good story and was very describing with what everyone did and felt. It was entertaining and I enjoyed the mix in feelings throughout the story. It was sad, happy, pittyful, and sometimes funny. The story was godd at showing you what it was like for Helen. It also showed how amazing the things were that Annie did to help Helen and able her to understand the world.
tbergmeier769 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This story is about Helen Kellers childhood and the miracle. Helen became blind and deaf when she was 18 months. Mr. Keller looked for help but gave up shortly later, but when he realized that helen was a danger to others he tried one more time. This time Annie Sullivan come, who was legally bilnd, and began to teach Helen. But Helen didnt need to be just educated, she also needed to be disaplen. This was not going to be easy for Annie.
estrottmann354 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This story is the script of a play. It tells how Annie Sullivan teaches the deaf and blind Helen Keller to connunicate. Helen becomes ill as a baby, and is left without sight or hearing. Several years later, the Kellers decide to hire a tutor. Annie teaches Helen sign language, and Helen eventually understands.
ssmith475 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This was a good book. But it wasnt intesting to me. I think its a miracle that she learned so quikly while beeing def and blind.
emartin542 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The miracle worker was a very good book and it teaches you that basically nothing is impossible.
jnilius823 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Helen Keller becomes deaf and blind shortly after she is born. She is considered a danger to herself and others because of her curious nature. On one occasion, she nearly killed another girl her age by grabbing some scissors and pinning her down to the ground. Her dad sends for a specialized teacher, whose name is Annie. Annie is slightly blind herself, so she relates well with Helen. They work diligently together until one day when Helen nearly says the word "water."
amalone607.students on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is very inspirational and herioc. This book will show ou that anything you set your mind to is possible. It also shows that teaching someone how to do something rather than doing it for them is better way of teaching self-dependence.
mholstein892 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The Miracle Worker talks about a real girl named helen keller who was blind at the age of less than one. She suffered from a sickness that left her deaf and blind. It wasn't until hte age of 7 when Annie Sullivan came and taught her manners as well as how to speak sign language, read brail, and later taught her how to write. Helen suffers all her life wondering what it would be like to be normal and see and hear things. She also wants to learn how to talk but can't because she is blind.
akamarian on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The Miracle Worker is a very well constructed play. To keep the drama high, he sets up tight conflicts between Sullivan and the Kellers, the Kellers with Helen, and Mr. Keller with his son James. All of these conflicts rise to an exciting climax and are resolved satisfactorily. Young adults will enjoy this action-packed, emotionally affecting play. If it has a weakness, it is only that the resolution, Helen suddenly understanding a word, comes at the last possible moment and seems too pat. Nevertheless, they will still enjoy the happy ending.
speedy74 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
An interesting glimpse of the challenges, frustrations, and ultimate triumps of Annie Sullivan and the Keller family to educate Helen, who at a young age, became both deaf and blind. Gibson makes the characters of Helen and Annie complex and vivid. In addition, he shows the pain and conflicts of Helen's parents as they make decisions about raising their child in a time well before there were adequate facilities or rights for people with disabilities. A thought provoking drama about how some individuals face adversity with bravery and determination.
MsLangdon on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Drama (Play) MS or HSGibson, W. (1956). The miracle worker. New York: Bantam Books.The Miracle Worker is a play about Helen Keller as a six-year-old girl who has been blind and deaf since the age of two. Her parents don¿t know what they can do to help her. They hire her a teacher from New York named Annie Sullivan, who she herself has been blind before. When Annie arrives she knows that Helen is capable of learning, but she faces so many challenges because Helen has been allowed to do whatever she wants for years. She is spoiled and undisciplined. After many battles, between Helen and Annie, Annie realizes that she cannot teach Helen when her parents continue to interfere and give her what she wants because they feel sorry for her. Annie demands that Helen be under her control only, so that Helen will have to depend on her for all of her needs. Helen¿s father, Captain Keller, is very reluctant in allowing Annie to have complete control over his daughter. He doesn¿t feel that what she is teaching makes any sense, especially to a girl who is blind and deaf. But the sign language is how Annie will get through to Helen, so that Helen can learn how to communicate with the world. This play takes place in three acts. Even though Helen is a character without dialogue, Gibson¿s descriptions of her actions are clear and make it easy to visualize. The scenes transition easily and the elements of Annie¿s past are heard through distant voices as she daydreams. Hearing the voices represents an accurate reflection of her memory, considering she was blind at the time and would have no memory of a visual scene. This play is sure to interest young theater readers, as well as anyone else interested in the topic of Helen Keller. Grades 7-10.
kassyavon on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Best book i have read. This book is about Helen Keller and about her teacher Anne Sullivan. The book shows how Ms.Sullivan never evar gave up on Helen No matter what. Till one day she got Helen to see from her hands, by teaching her to talk from her hands. Like i said best book i have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "William Gibson" attached to this book via the blue link is the Cyberpunk Author and is not the "William Gibson" who wrote the play - the link needs correction. Thank you ! 5 stars for the play 1 star for the error - fact check needed
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YAY!!!!!