Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller

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    Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller PDF dem M dchen, Dunkelheit und Stille zu berwinden Eine ber hrende Erz hlung ber Freundschaft und das besondere Verh ltnis zwischen Lehrer und Sch ler Dieses Buch ist weit davon entfernt, eine Heiligendarstellung zu sein Vielmehr zeigt es die Hindernisse und Widerspr che, auf die die beiden Heldinnen sto en Ihr Streiten, zuerst gegeneinander, dann Seite an Seite, schwei t sie untrennbar zusammen Gemeinsam stellen sie sich gegen das Schicksal und gewinnen Pascal Ory, in Histoire."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 95 pages
  • Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller
  • Joseph Lambert
  • German
  • 09 March 2019

10 thoughts on “Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller

  1. Calista Calista says:

    A graphic telling of the story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller I really liked the pages where they interpret what it was like for Helen and how she experienced something, usually in a dark panel It worked really well I felt The art was serviceable but not that great really The story is simply a powerful story whether it s told as a book, graphic novel, or movie Helen gives me hope in a way that no other story can She found a way through a horrible handicap Luckily, her parents had mean A graphic telling of the story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller I really liked the pages where they interpret what it was like for Helen and how she experienced something, usually in a dark panel It worked really well I felt The art was serviceable but not that great really The story is simply a powerful story whether it s told as a book, graphic novel, or movie Helen gives me hope in a way that no other story can She found a way through a horrible handicap Luckily, her parents had means, otherwise, it would have been a very different story for her.A nice fast paced read with good information in it Great for all ages


  2. Jen Jen says:

    Wow Wow Wow I read an excerpt from this graphic biography in a Best American Comics collection, which compelled me to request the book from my library I am blown away by the storytelling power of the author illustrator The textual part of the story is excellent, but I am downright astonished by his ability to convey such deep emotion through cartoons Although I could have polished this off in an hour, it took me a few days because I wanted to savor it, and also because I would find mysel Wow Wow Wow I read an excerpt from this graphic biography in a Best American Comics collection, which compelled me to request the book from my library I am blown away by the storytelling power of the author illustrator The textual part of the story is excellent, but I am downright astonished by his ability to convey such deep emotion through cartoons Although I could have polished this off in an hour, it took me a few days because I wanted to savor it, and also because I would find myself staring at individual frames for my entire 15 minute train commute There is one particular scene frame that only includes a drawing of an embrace, but there is SOOOO much emotion in that tiny drawing Every detail even the artist s choice of the placement of the arms and hands feels significant I don t want to give too much away, but the way he demonstrates Helen s perspective throughout the book is sheer brilliance And the sections about Annie s brother Jimmy are incredibly poignant This book is powerful.My only complaint about this book is that it is not longer I wantCoincidentally, right before I read the book but after I had read the excerpt , I stumbled upon a short piece about how Annie Sullivan s life story usually ends with her teaching of Helen Keller, but that she was a radical social activist and had a very vivid life that continued past the typically publicized portion I d love to read a graphic re telling of her later years by this author.This bio is part of a series 5 parts, I think by the Center for Cartoon Studies, and I m eager to read all of them Houdini is next in my queue, and I can only hope that its author is equally talented


  3. Rebecca Reid Rebecca Reid says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert Disney Hyperion, 2012 is a finalist for the Cybils 2012 awards in the graphic novels category I love Helen Keller s story, so I was interested to pick this one up.I loved how Lambert captured Helen s state in a different graphical representation Before Helen has learned words and speech, Lambert illustrates a box of all black, with some gray or otherwise unclear lines to indicate where she feels something So many of those boxes Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert Disney Hyperion, 2012 is a finalist for the Cybils 2012 awards in the graphic novels category I love Helen Keller s story, so I was interested to pick this one up.I loved how Lambert captured Helen s state in a different graphical representation Before Helen has learned words and speech, Lambert illustrates a box of all black, with some gray or otherwise unclear lines to indicate where she feels something So many of those boxes look the same A disheveled creature is exclaiming no words of course, since young Helen did not have any speech as something is snatched out of her arms I cannot imagine having no speech, no sight, and no hearing How frustrating life must have been for the poor young girl Things happened to her She was not a part of anything.As Annie Sullivan teaches Helen, the boxes that represent her state gradually gain shape and color True, Helen did not see color, but as Lambert represents her learning words and concepts, Helen s world likewise gains color I loved the powerful representation of Helen as she developed.Lambert continues Helen s story, but this is really a book about Annie Sullivan The first portion captures some of Annie s trepidation about teaching Helen, and after the initial learning moments in Alabama, the book shifts to a few years later down the line, when Annie and Helen return to the Perkins School for the Blind Here, Annie deals with the leaders of the school who resent her for her fame in working with Helen Further, Helen is accused of plagiarism of a story that she has written to Annie As Helen is accused before all the magistrates, she is left nervous and unhappy, as she has believed she wrote an original story Annie leaves feeling frustrated as well.Since this was the end of the book, I too left feeling frustrated I loved seeing Helen s transformation in the graphic representation, and Annie s story provided a personal touch that I was not familiar with Annie, too, had vision troubles, so her story parallels Helen Keller s in some ways But the book ended on such a discouraging note, and there seemed little resolution It was based on facts, and yet, I felt that the ending could have drawn on someof the friendship between the two women.In all, I really liked this historical fiction graphic novel, but I felt the telling of the story would have beenpowerful if it had not ended so abruptly.Cross posted on my blog


  4. Ruchama Feuerman Ruchama Feuerman says:

    I brought this graphic novel home for my children to read and became utterly absorbed by it It captures the life of Annie Sullivan before she met up with her famous charge, and it movingly reveals her own mental drama in trying to reach Helen Keller and simultaneously deal with her own demons She was put in an alms house as a child with her brother, who died there Annie was sent to the Perkins Institute for the Blind and initially she was regarded as troublesome nicknamed Spitfire and not I brought this graphic novel home for my children to read and became utterly absorbed by it It captures the life of Annie Sullivan before she met up with her famous charge, and it movingly reveals her own mental drama in trying to reach Helen Keller and simultaneously deal with her own demons She was put in an alms house as a child with her brother, who died there Annie was sent to the Perkins Institute for the Blind and initially she was regarded as troublesome nicknamed Spitfire and not very smart At times, Annie s ordeals brought me to tears The graphic novel also thrust me into the psychic world of Helen Kellerpowerfully, I feel, than any other book I d previously read on the topic It also revealed the not well known tale of Helen Keller s plagiarism I d stumbled upon an article about it in the New York Review of Books Sadly, the board committee at the Perkins Institute hounded and cross examined Helen so intensely, she never wrote a story again I guess each reader can decide for him herself if Helen plagiarized or not And then there was the question of Annie s culpability It really got me thinking about the nature of memory, told to stories, and creativity In short, this book isn t just for young readers


  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    I found this graphic novel telling of the relationship between young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan to be really engrossing Anne Sullivan s personal history and obstacles lent a new and interesting perspective to the story, and there was no tidy wrapping up of the story or sugarcoating of the difficulties that Helen s family, Annie, and the Perkin s school folks ran into when trying to help Helen and communicate with one another It does not try to tell the WHOLE story, and in fact ends at a ra I found this graphic novel telling of the relationship between young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan to be really engrossing Anne Sullivan s personal history and obstacles lent a new and interesting perspective to the story, and there was no tidy wrapping up of the story or sugarcoating of the difficulties that Helen s family, Annie, and the Perkin s school folks ran into when trying to help Helen and communicate with one another It does not try to tell the WHOLE story, and in fact ends at a rather ambivalent place, which made me want to go read and learnThe art is super crisp, clear, and bright and doesthan just illustrate the words on the page it really furthers the story by itself and encourages some fairly complex visual literacy skills for instance, representing without explanation Helen s blindness by depicting simple shapes on a black background The Panel Discussions in the back fill in some of the historical and background information and instill confidence in the information s authenticity The Bibliography and Suggested Reading is a nice combination of primary and secondary sources, and does not just offer kid s stuff Keller s autobiography, for instance, is one of the sources Although this is cataloged at SPL with children s graphic novels, I would say that not only does it have a much broader appeal, but that I think teens and adults are likely to find itappealing It will probably be a tough sell for pleasure reading, except for those who already have an affinity for biography and history, but it would be an excellent and easier sell for tweens and teens with a related homework assignment Would be great to use in the classroom


  6. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    This graphic novel tells the story of Annie Sullivan coming to help Helen Keller learn to communicate, but also picks upof Annie s story of her own difficulties as a child The graphics are particularly effective in portraying Helen s inability to sense the world around her a black background has a shadowy gray child on it until Helen is able to process words A few things new to me are covered Helen s story, The Frost King, a story that Helen wrote as a gift for her teacher s mentor a This graphic novel tells the story of Annie Sullivan coming to help Helen Keller learn to communicate, but also picks upof Annie s story of her own difficulties as a child The graphics are particularly effective in portraying Helen s inability to sense the world around her a black background has a shadowy gray child on it until Helen is able to process words A few things new to me are covered Helen s story, The Frost King, a story that Helen wrote as a gift for her teacher s mentor and was later accused of plagiarizing from another source was not a story I had heard Also interesting was how Helen developed her sense of color when she could not see, and how she was able to replicate speech My one objection to the book is that the panels are very small 1.5 by 2 , set 16 on a page so the font was also very small The book is only 96 pages long I would have increased the size and made the book longer The Center for Cartoon Studies does great stuff, like the Satchel Paige biography, and I m looking forward to reading the Harry Houdini treatment even though I prefer nongaphic biographies, like Miller s Miss Spitfire.On a different note, there are a couple of really good interviews with Helen Keller on You Tube It was interesting to get to watch her actually speak Annie Sullivan also appears in one, a newsreel from 1930 Cool stuff


  7. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    I didn t think I would particularly like this book I read the other four so far in this series of YA level biographies, and I liked three of them, but wasn t blown away by them and I had seen various films and reading Keller s own autobio, had seen docs, etc etc We all know the story, duh But this was a fresh take, in many ways, using the visual to convey what words alone could not, which is how it should beI like the intertwined story tale, tacking back and forth between emotiona I didn t think I would particularly like this book I read the other four so far in this series of YA level biographies, and I liked three of them, but wasn t blown away by them and I had seen various films and reading Keller s own autobio, had seen docs, etc etc We all know the story, duh But this was a fresh take, in many ways, using the visual to convey what words alone could not, which is how it should beI like the intertwined story tale, tacking back and forth between emotional, determined Annie and emotional, determined Helen The story IS familiar, and reading once again that vignette about Helen s epiphany about language is still moving, and their relationship is dynamic and inspirational and moving This story is reallyabout Annie thus the title and her trials, so that s an interesting angle The team as with Amelia Earhart, Houdini, Satchel Paige takes a person familiar to older generations and makes sure new generations don t forget them, and in interesting and useful ways In this case it holds up the image of Annie, the teacher, and deservedly so That s cool


  8. Karyl Karyl says:

    WOW.I ve always been fascinated by Helen Keller, and I ve read so much about it, so I wasn t thinking I would learn anything new from a graphic novel aimed at kids Boy, was I wrong I had no idea that Annie Sullivan was so prickly and defensive of a person Don t get me wrong I don t blame her in the least, with all the horrible things she went through as a child And I had known about the issue regarding Keller s story The Frost King, but I suppose I d never really stopped to think about how WOW.I ve always been fascinated by Helen Keller, and I ve read so much about it, so I wasn t thinking I would learn anything new from a graphic novel aimed at kids Boy, was I wrong I had no idea that Annie Sullivan was so prickly and defensive of a person Don t get me wrong I don t blame her in the least, with all the horrible things she went through as a child And I had known about the issue regarding Keller s story The Frost King, but I suppose I d never really stopped to think about how devastating it would be to her to be questioned about it so thoroughly No wonder she never wrote anything else again, if she couldn t trust what was in her own mind.I was blown away by the creative way Lambert showed Sullivan s arrival for Helen Keller I absolutely loved his rough, raw depictions of Helen, almost two dimensional, because how else would a blind and deaf child experience the world I think it made it that muchvivid for us sighted people Very well done.Fascinating book, and one I would highly recommend


  9. Nancy Kotkin Nancy Kotkin says:

    Text 5 starsArt 5 starsGraphic biography about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller Everything I ve read previously about this dynamic duo focuses on Helen, so I really appreciate this being told from Annie s perspective I learned a lot about Annie that I hadn t known prior to reading this book The art is especially effective in sensitizing readers to Helen s experience of the world, while the story fleshes out the experiences, relationships, and personality of Annie The story is organized in a Text 5 starsArt 5 starsGraphic biography about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller Everything I ve read previously about this dynamic duo focuses on Helen, so I really appreciate this being told from Annie s perspective I learned a lot about Annie that I hadn t known prior to reading this book The art is especially effective in sensitizing readers to Helen s experience of the world, while the story fleshes out the experiences, relationships, and personality of Annie The story is organized in an interesting fashion and uses flashbacks to provide a fuller understanding, especially of Annie Readers see, and feel, the symbiotic and loving relationship that develops between Helen and Teacher This could be read by children and teens, with different aspects appreciated by each age group Some historical notes and a bibliography are included in the back of the book This is one of the graphic novels put out by the Center for Cartoon Studies, in their high quality biography series


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Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller[Ebook] ➠ Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller ➦ Joseph Lambert – Polishdarling.co.uk Alabama, Die sechsj hrige Helen Keller ist taubblind und nicht in der Lage, mit anderen Menschen zu kommunizieren Annie Sullivan ist als junge Hauslehrerin angestellt und will ihr das Fingeralphabet Alabama,Die sechsj hrige Helen Keller ist taubblind und Die Geschichte ePUB ☆ nicht in der Lage, mit anderen Menschen zu kommunizieren Annie Sullivan ist als junge Hauslehrerin angestellt und will ihr das Fingeralphabet beibringen Dinge, die Helen haben m chte, soll sie Annie in die Handfl chen buchstabieren Doch die Arbeit gestaltet sich schwierig, denn Helen reagiert w tend und trotzig Sprechende Hände Kindle - auf die Unterrichtsversuche Mit Annie hat sie jedoch eine Lehrerin, die genau so stur wie sie selber ist Mit der Zeit lernt Helen viele Zeichen auswendig Der Durchbruch kommt, als sie begreift, dass diese Zeichen W rter bilden und alles um sie herum einen Namen hat Endlich beginnt sie, ihre Umwelt und sich selbst zu verstehen Obwohl Helen Hände Die Geschichte PDF ´ Keller seit dem zweiten Lebensjahr taubblind ist, lernt sie reiten, tanzen und macht einen Universit tsabschluss Sp ter wird sie als Autorin weltber hmt Den Grundstein f r diesen bemerkenswerten Lebenslauf legte ihre Lehrerin Annie Sullivan Joseph Lambert schildert in seiner preisgekr nten Graphic Novel die fr hen Lehrjahre von Helen Keller Nach z hem Ringen gelingt es dem M dchen, Dunkelheit und Stille zu berwinden Eine ber hrende Erz hlung ber Freundschaft und das besondere Verh ltnis zwischen Lehrer und Sch ler Dieses Buch ist weit davon entfernt, eine Heiligendarstellung zu sein Vielmehr zeigt es die Hindernisse und Widerspr che, auf die die beiden Heldinnen sto en Ihr Streiten, zuerst gegeneinander, dann Seite an Seite, schwei t sie untrennbar zusammen Gemeinsam stellen sie sich gegen das Schicksal und gewinnen Pascal Ory, in Histoire.


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10 thoughts on “Sprechende Hände Die Geschichte von Helen Keller

  1. Calista Calista says:

    A graphic telling of the story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller I really liked the pages where they interpret what it was like for Helen and how she experienced something, usually in a dark panel It worked really well I felt The art was serviceable but not that great really The story is simply a powerful story whether it s told as a book, graphic novel, or movie Helen gives me hope in a way that no other story can She found a way through a horrible handicap Luckily, her parents had mean A graphic telling of the story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller I really liked the pages where they interpret what it was like for Helen and how she experienced something, usually in a dark panel It worked really well I felt The art was serviceable but not that great really The story is simply a powerful story whether it s told as a book, graphic novel, or movie Helen gives me hope in a way that no other story can She found a way through a horrible handicap Luckily, her parents had means, otherwise, it would have been a very different story for her.A nice fast paced read with good information in it Great for all ages


  2. Jen Jen says:

    Wow Wow Wow I read an excerpt from this graphic biography in a Best American Comics collection, which compelled me to request the book from my library I am blown away by the storytelling power of the author illustrator The textual part of the story is excellent, but I am downright astonished by his ability to convey such deep emotion through cartoons Although I could have polished this off in an hour, it took me a few days because I wanted to savor it, and also because I would find mysel Wow Wow Wow I read an excerpt from this graphic biography in a Best American Comics collection, which compelled me to request the book from my library I am blown away by the storytelling power of the author illustrator The textual part of the story is excellent, but I am downright astonished by his ability to convey such deep emotion through cartoons Although I could have polished this off in an hour, it took me a few days because I wanted to savor it, and also because I would find myself staring at individual frames for my entire 15 minute train commute There is one particular scene frame that only includes a drawing of an embrace, but there is SOOOO much emotion in that tiny drawing Every detail even the artist s choice of the placement of the arms and hands feels significant I don t want to give too much away, but the way he demonstrates Helen s perspective throughout the book is sheer brilliance And the sections about Annie s brother Jimmy are incredibly poignant This book is powerful.My only complaint about this book is that it is not longer I wantCoincidentally, right before I read the book but after I had read the excerpt , I stumbled upon a short piece about how Annie Sullivan s life story usually ends with her teaching of Helen Keller, but that she was a radical social activist and had a very vivid life that continued past the typically publicized portion I d love to read a graphic re telling of her later years by this author.This bio is part of a series 5 parts, I think by the Center for Cartoon Studies, and I m eager to read all of them Houdini is next in my queue, and I can only hope that its author is equally talented


  3. Rebecca Reid Rebecca Reid says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert Disney Hyperion, 2012 is a finalist for the Cybils 2012 awards in the graphic novels category I love Helen Keller s story, so I was interested to pick this one up.I loved how Lambert captured Helen s state in a different graphical representation Before Helen has learned words and speech, Lambert illustrates a box of all black, with some gray or otherwise unclear lines to indicate where she feels something So many of those boxes Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert Disney Hyperion, 2012 is a finalist for the Cybils 2012 awards in the graphic novels category I love Helen Keller s story, so I was interested to pick this one up.I loved how Lambert captured Helen s state in a different graphical representation Before Helen has learned words and speech, Lambert illustrates a box of all black, with some gray or otherwise unclear lines to indicate where she feels something So many of those boxes look the same A disheveled creature is exclaiming no words of course, since young Helen did not have any speech as something is snatched out of her arms I cannot imagine having no speech, no sight, and no hearing How frustrating life must have been for the poor young girl Things happened to her She was not a part of anything.As Annie Sullivan teaches Helen, the boxes that represent her state gradually gain shape and color True, Helen did not see color, but as Lambert represents her learning words and concepts, Helen s world likewise gains color I loved the powerful representation of Helen as she developed.Lambert continues Helen s story, but this is really a book about Annie Sullivan The first portion captures some of Annie s trepidation about teaching Helen, and after the initial learning moments in Alabama, the book shifts to a few years later down the line, when Annie and Helen return to the Perkins School for the Blind Here, Annie deals with the leaders of the school who resent her for her fame in working with Helen Further, Helen is accused of plagiarism of a story that she has written to Annie As Helen is accused before all the magistrates, she is left nervous and unhappy, as she has believed she wrote an original story Annie leaves feeling frustrated as well.Since this was the end of the book, I too left feeling frustrated I loved seeing Helen s transformation in the graphic representation, and Annie s story provided a personal touch that I was not familiar with Annie, too, had vision troubles, so her story parallels Helen Keller s in some ways But the book ended on such a discouraging note, and there seemed little resolution It was based on facts, and yet, I felt that the ending could have drawn on someof the friendship between the two women.In all, I really liked this historical fiction graphic novel, but I felt the telling of the story would have beenpowerful if it had not ended so abruptly.Cross posted on my blog


  4. Ruchama Feuerman Ruchama Feuerman says:

    I brought this graphic novel home for my children to read and became utterly absorbed by it It captures the life of Annie Sullivan before she met up with her famous charge, and it movingly reveals her own mental drama in trying to reach Helen Keller and simultaneously deal with her own demons She was put in an alms house as a child with her brother, who died there Annie was sent to the Perkins Institute for the Blind and initially she was regarded as troublesome nicknamed Spitfire and not I brought this graphic novel home for my children to read and became utterly absorbed by it It captures the life of Annie Sullivan before she met up with her famous charge, and it movingly reveals her own mental drama in trying to reach Helen Keller and simultaneously deal with her own demons She was put in an alms house as a child with her brother, who died there Annie was sent to the Perkins Institute for the Blind and initially she was regarded as troublesome nicknamed Spitfire and not very smart At times, Annie s ordeals brought me to tears The graphic novel also thrust me into the psychic world of Helen Kellerpowerfully, I feel, than any other book I d previously read on the topic It also revealed the not well known tale of Helen Keller s plagiarism I d stumbled upon an article about it in the New York Review of Books Sadly, the board committee at the Perkins Institute hounded and cross examined Helen so intensely, she never wrote a story again I guess each reader can decide for him herself if Helen plagiarized or not And then there was the question of Annie s culpability It really got me thinking about the nature of memory, told to stories, and creativity In short, this book isn t just for young readers


  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    I found this graphic novel telling of the relationship between young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan to be really engrossing Anne Sullivan s personal history and obstacles lent a new and interesting perspective to the story, and there was no tidy wrapping up of the story or sugarcoating of the difficulties that Helen s family, Annie, and the Perkin s school folks ran into when trying to help Helen and communicate with one another It does not try to tell the WHOLE story, and in fact ends at a ra I found this graphic novel telling of the relationship between young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan to be really engrossing Anne Sullivan s personal history and obstacles lent a new and interesting perspective to the story, and there was no tidy wrapping up of the story or sugarcoating of the difficulties that Helen s family, Annie, and the Perkin s school folks ran into when trying to help Helen and communicate with one another It does not try to tell the WHOLE story, and in fact ends at a rather ambivalent place, which made me want to go read and learnThe art is super crisp, clear, and bright and doesthan just illustrate the words on the page it really furthers the story by itself and encourages some fairly complex visual literacy skills for instance, representing without explanation Helen s blindness by depicting simple shapes on a black background The Panel Discussions in the back fill in some of the historical and background information and instill confidence in the information s authenticity The Bibliography and Suggested Reading is a nice combination of primary and secondary sources, and does not just offer kid s stuff Keller s autobiography, for instance, is one of the sources Although this is cataloged at SPL with children s graphic novels, I would say that not only does it have a much broader appeal, but that I think teens and adults are likely to find itappealing It will probably be a tough sell for pleasure reading, except for those who already have an affinity for biography and history, but it would be an excellent and easier sell for tweens and teens with a related homework assignment Would be great to use in the classroom


  6. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    This graphic novel tells the story of Annie Sullivan coming to help Helen Keller learn to communicate, but also picks upof Annie s story of her own difficulties as a child The graphics are particularly effective in portraying Helen s inability to sense the world around her a black background has a shadowy gray child on it until Helen is able to process words A few things new to me are covered Helen s story, The Frost King, a story that Helen wrote as a gift for her teacher s mentor a This graphic novel tells the story of Annie Sullivan coming to help Helen Keller learn to communicate, but also picks upof Annie s story of her own difficulties as a child The graphics are particularly effective in portraying Helen s inability to sense the world around her a black background has a shadowy gray child on it until Helen is able to process words A few things new to me are covered Helen s story, The Frost King, a story that Helen wrote as a gift for her teacher s mentor and was later accused of plagiarizing from another source was not a story I had heard Also interesting was how Helen developed her sense of color when she could not see, and how she was able to replicate speech My one objection to the book is that the panels are very small 1.5 by 2 , set 16 on a page so the font was also very small The book is only 96 pages long I would have increased the size and made the book longer The Center for Cartoon Studies does great stuff, like the Satchel Paige biography, and I m looking forward to reading the Harry Houdini treatment even though I prefer nongaphic biographies, like Miller s Miss Spitfire.On a different note, there are a couple of really good interviews with Helen Keller on You Tube It was interesting to get to watch her actually speak Annie Sullivan also appears in one, a newsreel from 1930 Cool stuff


  7. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    I didn t think I would particularly like this book I read the other four so far in this series of YA level biographies, and I liked three of them, but wasn t blown away by them and I had seen various films and reading Keller s own autobio, had seen docs, etc etc We all know the story, duh But this was a fresh take, in many ways, using the visual to convey what words alone could not, which is how it should beI like the intertwined story tale, tacking back and forth between emotiona I didn t think I would particularly like this book I read the other four so far in this series of YA level biographies, and I liked three of them, but wasn t blown away by them and I had seen various films and reading Keller s own autobio, had seen docs, etc etc We all know the story, duh But this was a fresh take, in many ways, using the visual to convey what words alone could not, which is how it should beI like the intertwined story tale, tacking back and forth between emotional, determined Annie and emotional, determined Helen The story IS familiar, and reading once again that vignette about Helen s epiphany about language is still moving, and their relationship is dynamic and inspirational and moving This story is reallyabout Annie thus the title and her trials, so that s an interesting angle The team as with Amelia Earhart, Houdini, Satchel Paige takes a person familiar to older generations and makes sure new generations don t forget them, and in interesting and useful ways In this case it holds up the image of Annie, the teacher, and deservedly so That s cool


  8. Karyl Karyl says:

    WOW.I ve always been fascinated by Helen Keller, and I ve read so much about it, so I wasn t thinking I would learn anything new from a graphic novel aimed at kids Boy, was I wrong I had no idea that Annie Sullivan was so prickly and defensive of a person Don t get me wrong I don t blame her in the least, with all the horrible things she went through as a child And I had known about the issue regarding Keller s story The Frost King, but I suppose I d never really stopped to think about how WOW.I ve always been fascinated by Helen Keller, and I ve read so much about it, so I wasn t thinking I would learn anything new from a graphic novel aimed at kids Boy, was I wrong I had no idea that Annie Sullivan was so prickly and defensive of a person Don t get me wrong I don t blame her in the least, with all the horrible things she went through as a child And I had known about the issue regarding Keller s story The Frost King, but I suppose I d never really stopped to think about how devastating it would be to her to be questioned about it so thoroughly No wonder she never wrote anything else again, if she couldn t trust what was in her own mind.I was blown away by the creative way Lambert showed Sullivan s arrival for Helen Keller I absolutely loved his rough, raw depictions of Helen, almost two dimensional, because how else would a blind and deaf child experience the world I think it made it that muchvivid for us sighted people Very well done.Fascinating book, and one I would highly recommend


  9. Nancy Kotkin Nancy Kotkin says:

    Text 5 starsArt 5 starsGraphic biography about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller Everything I ve read previously about this dynamic duo focuses on Helen, so I really appreciate this being told from Annie s perspective I learned a lot about Annie that I hadn t known prior to reading this book The art is especially effective in sensitizing readers to Helen s experience of the world, while the story fleshes out the experiences, relationships, and personality of Annie The story is organized in a Text 5 starsArt 5 starsGraphic biography about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller Everything I ve read previously about this dynamic duo focuses on Helen, so I really appreciate this being told from Annie s perspective I learned a lot about Annie that I hadn t known prior to reading this book The art is especially effective in sensitizing readers to Helen s experience of the world, while the story fleshes out the experiences, relationships, and personality of Annie The story is organized in an interesting fashion and uses flashbacks to provide a fuller understanding, especially of Annie Readers see, and feel, the symbiotic and loving relationship that develops between Helen and Teacher This could be read by children and teens, with different aspects appreciated by each age group Some historical notes and a bibliography are included in the back of the book This is one of the graphic novels put out by the Center for Cartoon Studies, in their high quality biography series


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