Saturday, March 27, 2010

Helen Keller

Helen Keller
Written By: Margaret Davidson
Scholastic Inc.
March 1989
Ages: 9-12

This book is a good companion book to Helen Keller's TEACHER and should be read after reading it. This book tells of the different situations and adventures that both Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller went through together in order to teach Helen how to read, write and eventually talk and go to college and graduate with honors. One of the most memorable scenes in this books is when Helen won't use her table manners at breakfast and is acting rude, wild and inconsiderate to everyone within a 12 inch radius. Annie immediately orders everyone from the dining room and locks the doors with just she and Helen inside. After several hours and a terriffic fight, Helen is eating her oatmeal with a spoon.
Who would benefit from reading this book?
As I mentioned in this section of the book review for HELEN KELLER'S TEACHER, any child would benefit from reading it. This book has the unique opportunity and ability to teach children several different vauable morals and life skills that will help them throughout their school years and different relationships with friends and family.
What problems do you see arising from reading this book?
I currently do not see any problems arising from reading this book.
What was your reaction?
My reaction was much the same as it was when I read Helen Keller's TEACHER. I read this book several times, just fascinated with Helen's story and the sheer determination and desire to learn she used to progress in life.

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