Miss Spitfire

Reaching Helen Keller

    • 4.4 • 40 Ratings
    • $8.99
    • $8.99

Publisher Description

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 if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl who’d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helen’s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girl’s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivan’s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2009
October 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
7.1
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-7

Customer Reviews

LilliC17 ,

Learned a lot

This book taught me so much plus it was a quick read

V the awesome ,

Fine book

This book was good but was boring at some parts

Comprencea ,

Amazing

This is one of those books you know will be good the moment you read the first page. Annie Sullivan's troubled life will bring you almost to tears and Helen's struggle to comprehend will have you rooting for them both to the last page. An amazing story from the point of view of Helen's miracle working teacher.

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