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Miss Spitfire : reaching Helen Keller / Sarah Miller.

By: Miller, Sarah Elizabeth, 1979-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 208 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781416925422 (hc.); 9781442408517; 1442408510; 1416925422 (hc.); 9781428747586 (BWI bdg.); 1428747583 (BWI bdg.).Subject(s): Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936 -- Juvenile fiction | Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 -- Juvenile fiction | Blind -- Juvenile fiction | Deaf -- Juvenile fiction | People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Teachers -- Juvenile fiction | Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950 -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.M63443 | Mis 2007Summary: At age twenty-one, partially-blind, lonely but spirited Annie Sullivan travels from Massachusetts to Alabama to try and teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills. Includes historical notes and timeline.
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At age twenty-one, partially-blind, lonely but spirited Annie Sullivan travels from Massachusetts to Alabama to try and teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills. Includes historical notes and timeline.

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Gr 5-9-In the spring of 1887, Anne Sullivan, a half-blind orphan, traveled to Alabama to teach Helen Keller, a deaf, blind, and mute six-year-old. Sarah Miller's debut novel (Atheneum, 2007) brings history to life by focusing on the first few weeks of Helen and Anne's relationship. She takes the familiar Miracle Worker story and sets her telling apart by weaving in flashbacks of the little known background of Anne Sullivan. In Alabama, Anne must battle a spoiled, willful Helen and her overindulgent parents. The teacher quickly recognizes that Helen is very bright, and eventually succeeds in teaching her pupil to communicate. Narrator Terry Donnelly uses a slight Irish brogue and clear, slow enunciation to good effect. Great characterization and poetic language make this a marvelous historical fiction offering.-Tricia Melgaard, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Sarah Miller writes historical fiction novels for children. Her novels include Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller, The Lost Crown, and The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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