Item description for Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series) by Katharine E. Wilkie...
Overview Focuses on the childhood of Helen Keller, who overcame her handicaps with the help of her teacher
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1986
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Series Childhood Of Famous Americans
ISBN 0020419805 ISBN13 9780020419808
Reviews - What do customers think about Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series)?
Excellent Nov 11, 2002
I read one of the books about Helen Keller when I was nine years old, and I was hooked, at that age I could not put the book down, I actually memorized, taught myself the hand sign chart in the back of the book. I highly recommend this book. I am purchasing this book for my niece for Christmas, she loves to read. When you think you been short-cutted in life, read this. Then ask your self do you have it that bad?
The dealf, blind, and mute girl. Oct 16, 2002
Helen Keller had a bad illness when she was only nineteen mouths old. She lived,but the illness left her blind, deaf, and mute. At the age of five her mom and dad wrote a school that has blind and deak kids there. A teacher came and didn't get along with Helen at first, but later thay become the best of friends. This is a good book for anyone who would like to know what it is like to be blind, or deaf or even both at the same time. This is a relly good book and I think that anyone who will read it will like it.
Helen Keller Apr 12, 2002
...It's about a girl that is blind, deaf, and dumb. (As in can't talk) But later when she got a teacher named Anne Sullivan, she learned to do lots of things. When Helen was ten years old, she learned to talk. But still could not hear. I learned that if you are blind, deaf, or dumb, you could still do lots of things. I think you would like this book too.
I think all different kinds of people would like this book because people whoever likes biographies would like this book too.
A GOOD INTERMEDIATE BIOGRAPHY Nov 26, 2000
This book covers Helen Keller's life from her precocious babyhood 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 an extended, unidentified illness she suffered at 1 1/2. 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 also unruly and given to fits of temper, which was understandable considering her lack of access to ready communication.
When Helen was 3 months off 7, 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 up speed and the reader is treated to following Helen's academic 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. It's a nice biography, but you do end up wanting more.
Good kid and Well-behaved Apr 30, 1999
You'll feel interesting the first capter and want to read the next chapters. Introduction the book, it attractives read over and over until you can memory the book feeling boring and can think about yourself and ask yourself. Good kid, well-behaved and many people love her Helen Keller,"From Tragedy to Triumph" by Katharine E. Wilkie.Helen Keller was good kid and tried to speak and spelling when she was child. She also good student in high school and college. Her parents love her. When she met any one they love her. Growing uo, she was good lady, she visited and encouraged people who blind, deaf, handicapper.... She was great person and famous. From the book, I remind myself when I was child and the book also helping children try to become good kid and well-behaved . I think the audience who from 10-14 age, can read this book. The book purpose helps children in America to become good kid and learn many things form people who is great person.If you want to know more information or more knowledge Helen Keller what did she do?, you should read this book;aspecilly children.