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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille (edition 2016)

by Jen Bryant (Author), Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)

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Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet--a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.… (more)
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Title:Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
Authors:Jen Bryant (Author)
Other authors:Boris Kulikov (Illustrator)
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2016), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages
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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant

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I really enjoyed reading this book. I had no idea about this topic before, so I was able to learn a lot about the invention of braille. The illustrations and french words really added to the story. ( )
  PaytonSiragusa | Sep 9, 2022 |
Longer than most of the books I read during a storytime, but these children were older. However, I think I lost them 10 minutes into the book. Probably wouldn't recommend for storytime, but it's an excellent book. ( )
  ennuiprayer | Jan 14, 2022 |
I find it a bit ironic that a book about Louis Braille doesn't have any braille in it... ( )
  bookwyrmqueen | Oct 25, 2021 |
Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was determined to live like everyone else, and more than anything he wanted to be able to read. So he invented his own alphabet!
  BLTSbraille | Oct 2, 2021 |
Boris Kulikov appropriately uses light and dark in this book of a boy, Loius Braille, who at the age of 5 becomes blind from an infected eye injury. Told from a child's point of view, this biography is not romanticized although the illustrations done in pastel shades and soft, impressionistic cross-hatching do give a tone of the French Romantic era during which Louis Braille lived. Inventive and determined, readers follow what it must have felt like to become blind and create a life full and rich but never assuming he couldn't have blind that which seeing people have: books.
  Frecklefoot | Jul 29, 2021 |
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Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet--a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.

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