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Melody: The Story of a Child (The Melody Series #1)

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Miraculously saved from charred rubble, blind twelve-year-old Melody changes the lives of an entire community as well as her greedy captors! This dramatic story is truly inspiring!
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 28th 2002 by Lamplighter Publishing (first published 1893)
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Hannah
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorites. Do not read the edited edition if you can help it; it was badly done, as the editor even changed the color of her hair in two places and the type of bread they had for supper one day. It's a good, Christian story, heartwarming, about how an orphaned blind girl wins the love of an entire town.
Saku
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Sweet, not to say sappy novel. Melody is quite the Mary Sue character (her big quantitiy of positive attributes lessens the quality of the story). The story of the heartwarming orphan living with two maiden aunts is quite reminiscent of other books from that era. You could safely say that "Melody" is "Anne of Green Gables" or "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" without any of the spunk, conflict, or fun. I can see how a younger child might enjoy it, though.
Miriam
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
This book is quite interesting:)
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Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Downloaded this for free.
Amy Griffith
Story about a little blind girl who lives with two older ladies. It's an enjoyable book but nothing that everyone needs to make a point to read.
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Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (February 27, 1850 - January 14, 1943) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a high-profile family. During her life, she wrote over 90 books, including children's, biographies, poetry, and others. A well-known children's poem for which she is noted is the literary nonsense verse "Eletelephony."

Her father was Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an abolitionist and the founder of
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