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Who Was Helen Keller? by Gare Thompson

Who Was Helen Keller? (edition 2003)

by Gare Thompson, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)

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Title:Who Was Helen Keller?
Authors:Gare Thompson
Other authors:Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
Info:Grosset & Dunlap (2003), Paperback, 112 pages
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Who Was Helen Keller? (Who Was...?) by Gare Thompson




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This is a great book for fourth grade and up. It gives a lot of details about Helen's life, and how she learned to live with her exceptionalities. She did not let them get her down. She went on to live her life to the fullest. We could learn many lessons from Helen's determination. ( )
  SJoachim | Oct 28, 2013 |
part of the "WHO WAS" Biography series. 3rd grade and up. The life of Helen Keller, a woman who over came many handicaps- blindness, deafness.
  tracyhintz | Nov 10, 2012 |
I have read better biography's on Helen Keller. Although, the book provided good details for any young child. The book states simple facts about Helen, with unrealistic "character-like" pictures. I would chose another book to share with children. But, it is a good example of a biography, simply a story that tells about someone's life. In the end, good information, but did not like the overall book. ( )
1 vote akg118 | Oct 28, 2012 |
A great book about the basic facts and accomplishments of Helen Keller. I would love to use this book in a biography unit. ( )
  Eclouse | Apr 24, 2012 |
This particular Helen Keller book is a biography of her life. Helen was a strong woman that had to wind through many obstacles all through her life. Being blind and deaf is a huge mission in life. This book can be read by second grade level students, and it can teach them about never giving up. It allows them to be able to read a transition book about someones life, and realize that it is not just another boring made up story. It is a true story about a real person and the things that she had to overcome to get where she is today. ( )
  jsa110 | Nov 30, 2011 |
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At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers' understanding of the subject.

Illustrated by John O'Brien.

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A biography of the woman who, with the assistance of her devoted teacher Annie Sullivan, achieved success and fame despite being blind and deaf.

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