Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she'd taken on a seemingly impossible job--teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But Helen Keller needed more than a teacher. S...
Like just about every other reader on the planet, my first thought was, 'do we really need *another* book about Helen Keller?' And the answer in this case is an emphatic yes! This book covers the very small time period from when Anne Sullivan arrived at the Keller's home up to the point when she an...
Ok, so as I thought about this book, I realize that while a decent book, I didn't love it. I am moving my rating down to three stars. But it is a still a good historical fiction book about Helen Keller and her tutor Annie Sullivan. Three stars
The story is familiar from The Miracle Worker, but I really enjoyed the added detail about Anne Sullivan's younger life. Anne, Helen, and the Keller parents are vividly portrayed (Annie really is a spitfire, and Helen a little hellion which makes for some rousing household battles) and the growing ...
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