Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

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Hyperion Book CH, Mar 27, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old.

     But in her lifetime, she learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot. She graduated from Radcliffe. She became a world famous speaker and author. She befriended Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, and Alexander Graham Bell. And above all, she revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf.

     The catalyst for this remarkable life’s journey was Annie Sullivan, a young woman who was herself visually impaired. Hired on as a tutor when Helen was six years old, Annie broke down the barriers between Helen and the wider world, becoming a fiercely devoted friend and lifelong companion in the process.

     In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen’s early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans.

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User Review  - Kathryn_Sommer - LibraryThing

I love that there is cursive writing when Ann S. is corresponding with her head master at her old school. I have seen the old Helen Keller movie but this graphic interpretation let my imagination ... Read full review

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User Review  - akmargie - LibraryThing

Wonderful art and a well researched story. They way the artist depicts Helen's perspective was inventive and really served the story well. Would be a good companion for school curriculum or bio book reports. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Joseph Lambert ( is the creator of various self-published comics, and also a co-editor of the Sundays anthology series and I Will Bite You!, a collection of short comic stories published by Secret Acres. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, his comics and illustrations have appeared in The Best American Comics, Komiksfest! Review, and DarkHorse Presents, as well as in Business Week and Popular Mechanics. Joseph lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

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