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Annie And Helen

by Deborah Hopkinson


"What is breathtakingly shown here, through accurate, cross-hatched watercolor paintings; excerpts from Sullivan’s correspondence to her former teacher; and concise and poetic language, is the woman’s patience and belief in the intelligence of her student to grasp the concepts of language," praisedSchool Library Journalin a starred review.

Author Deborah Hopkinson and illustrator Raul Colón present the story of Helen Keller in a fresh and original way that is perfect for young children. Focusing on the relationship between Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, the book is interspersed with excerpts of Annie's letters home, written as she struggled with her angry, wild pupil. But slowly, with devotion and determination, Annie teaches Helen finger spelling and braille, letters, and sentences. As Helen comes to understand language and starts to communicate, she connects for the first time with her family and the world around her. The lyrical text and exquisite art will make this fascinating story a favorite with young readers.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2012
ISBN-13 9780375857065
ISBN-10 0375857060
Class Copyright
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 18 MB
Number of Pages 48
Length of Recording 1
Shelf No. KN957
Grade Range 0 - 3
Ages 4 - 8
Lexile 940L