My just-turned-seven daughter and I read this book together. She could read most all of it, but as she is just getting used to reading paragraph books we took turns. The book is very well written for this age group, giving enough details, but moving the story along to keep young minds paying attention. Helen Keller has such an incredible story, and I'm glad that my daughter could learn of it now.
I particularly liked the little one-page interjection pages that summarized side topics like Braille or Alexander Graham Bell. These made for good summaries with some more detail of the things in the story without distracting from the flow.
There are quite a few black and white drawings throughout that aren't particularly good, but do a good job to help a young child visualize what they are reading. I'm looking forward to more of these "Who was/were" small biographies.
Who Was Helen Keller? Paperback – Illustrated, 25 August 2003
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A former educator, Gare Thompson has written bestselling classroom programs as well as numerous children's books. His specialty is historical fiction. Thompson lives in Massachusetts.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0448431440
- ISBN-13 : 978-0448431444
- Reading age : 8 - 11 years
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Our granddaughter, Lucy, ten, and in fourth grade, just loves to read and learn. This series is fantastic! I send her a book or two ever few weeks and so many times it has turned out that she is learning in school about the person featured in the book I send. Just a few weeks ago it was Helen Keller and a few weeks later, Harriet Beecher Stowe. The books are interesting and educational. She loves them and so do I. I hope the authors never run out of people to feature in these most-wonderful books.
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