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A Girl Named Helen Keller

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[Scholastic Reader Level 3]

Read about the life of a blind and deaf girl who brought hope to other people in the world.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Cartwheel
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Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: life
1. Awards received: This book has not received any awards

2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for preschool to grade 3.

3. Summary: This book is about a young girl named Helen Keller and all of her adversities that she had to face throughout her life due to her disabilities. A severe illness leaves Helen blind and deaf. Helen’s parents are left distressed, so they reach out to a teacher at the school for the blind named Anne Sullivan. Anne’s job is to teach and help Helen to li
Meghann Sniffen
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: life
Awards the book has received (if any): none
Appropriate grade level(s): kindergarten- second
Original 3-line summary: This book is about young Helen Keller and how her name came about. It shows how she was as a child and how it was to deal with her disabilities and how she over came them. In the end, it shows how Helen pushed through these hardships to end up at Harvard.
Original 3-line review: From first glance, the cover of the book kind of confused me because I have no idea what its trying to po
Bessy C.
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Super short but also super great. I like how I know people through the pages. I wish this could be longer.
Jennifer Martelon
Apr 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Title: A Girl Named Helen Keller
Author: Margo Lundell
Illustrator: Irene Trivas
Genre: Biography
Theme(s): Challenges, overcoming obstacles, living with illness and disabilities and historic figures
Opening line/sentence: The summer was hot. The year was 1880.
Brief Book Summary: This book is a biography about Helen Keller, a famous woman who suffered from an illness that left her blind and deaf. This book tells about her struggles and how she was able to still have drive and passion to learn to spea
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Shelves: biography
Title: A girl named Helen Keller
Author: Margo Lundell
Illustrator: Irene Trivas
Genre: Biography (k-2)
Theme(s): challenge and over coming, living with illness and disabilities, historic figures
Opening line/sentence: The summer was hot. The year was 1880.
Brief Book Summary: The famous story about Helen Keller, a girl who suffered a severe illness and left blind and deaf. But she was not beat by this infortune, but she learned to speak, learned different, went to Harvard and became very successful.
Lisa Overberg
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
The story of Helen Keller's life written for students who are starting to read paragraphs and short chapter books. It was not terribly captivating but it was very informative and would be useful in introducing biographies.

Interest Level: K-2
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8
Lexile Measure: 350
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: K
Christie Lee
I love that this book is more story-like, even though it can be used an an informational text for a child to write a report on a famous American. It talks about overcoming adversity among other things, and is an great example of what a role model should look like.
Crass the head
Feb 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
The plot hop-scotched over ever event it detailed, which is to say mentioned -- if a page or two describing the goings on in Keller's life count as mentioning anything at all. The sentences were abruptly short. I will never read this book again.
Katie Pszczola
This is a child friendly life story of Helen Keller. This book would be great for students just moving to chapter books! It is also a great book for teaching how to research to young children. Children are learning to research in 2nd grade and I think this is a great book to start with!
Amie Sergio
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Beginner biographical chapter book for 1st and 2nd graders. Text quickly and briefly shares the life and story of Hellen Keler. Water color illustrations, simple text, no difficult vocabulary words, and useful access features such as a glossary and an alphabet sign language manual.
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kidlit-nonfic
Almost too long for a read-aloud, but not quite. This biography of Helen Keller's struggle to discover language through the perseverance of her teacher Anne Sullivan is an inspiring story.
Fanie Love Stories
I'm in love :$
Stephanie Snyder
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of our family's favorites.
A fun read.
A great choice for every child's bookshelf.
Annaleigh  Morrison
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Was informative which is what was needed for a school paper
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The life of Helen Keller portrayed both in words and beautiful illustrations. The book is mostly about Helen's childhood. It is a good read for children. I as an adult enjoyed it too.
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read this with my daughter and her bookclub (Third Grade). Very interesting
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