Annotations for Miss Spitfire : Reaching Helen Keller


Baker & Taylor
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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Baker & Taylor
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.Twenty-one-year-old, partially-blind but spirited Annie Sullivan tries to teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills, in a story that ncludes historical notes.

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Baker & Taylor
Told from Anne Sullivan's point of view, the process of teaching Helen Keller, a young girl who was deaf, blind, and out of control, to communicate with the world was a challenge like no other--one she was willing to face with fierce conviction and determination when all others had given up hope.

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Baker & Taylor
Twenty-one-year-old, partially-blind but spirited Annie Sullivan tries to teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills, in a story that ncludes historical notes.

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Simon and Schuster
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. She needed someone daring enough to work a miracle. And if anyone was a match for Helen, it was the girl they used to call Miss Spitfire.

For Annie, reaching Helen's mind meant losing teeth as raging fists flew. It meant standing up when everyone else had given up. It meant shedding tears at the frustrations and at the triumphs. By telling this inspiring story from Annie Sullivan's point of view, Sarah Miller's debut novel brings an amazing figure to sharp new life. Annie's past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher have never been clearer.

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