Louis Braille, the boy who invented books for the blind / by Margaret Davidson ; illustrated by Janet Compere.Material type: TextSeries: Scholastic biography: Publisher: New York : Scholastic Book Services, c1971Description: 80 p. : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 059044350X; 9780590443500Subject(s): Braille, Louis, 1809-1852 -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 686.2120924 LOC classification: HV1624.B65 | D38 1971
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The life of the 19th-century Frenchman who invented an alphabet enabling the blind to read.
Louis Braille -- Blind boy -- Special friend -- New boy -- "It's just a show-off trick!" -- Alphabet of dots -- So many ways to say no -- Troubles -- Demonstration of dots -- One by one the last years pass.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsH. B. Gilmour was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1939. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1995, she worked at E. P. Dutton, Bantam Books, and Scholastic. She was the author of more than 50 books including So Long, Daddy; The Muppets Take Manhattan; novelizations of the movies Saturday Night Fever and Pretty in Pink; and several titles based on the Clueless movie and television series. She died due to complications from lung cancer on June 21, 2009 at the age of 69.
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