The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

Graphic Novel - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Disney Hyperion Books, c2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423113362
Branch Call Number: j GN 362.4109 LAMBERT
Characteristics: 92 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Sep 30, 2018

This is the uplifting story of Annie Sullivan's troubled life and how she forms a strong emotional bond with her student, a young blind/mute girl named Helen Keller.

Oct 10, 2015

This graphic non-fiction work did such a good job of portraying the lives of Annie Sullivan and her famous student Helen Keller. The way Helen is portrayed in her world of darkness and silence is extraordinary. Nicely done - if you're at all interested in either of these women, this is a must-read.

Feb 26, 2015

A riveting and emotional telling of this familiar story. The graphics are super. Check it out!

sit_walk Feb 18, 2013

A surprisingly moving biography of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Tight writing and some great art, particularly the depictions of the world from Helen's point of view. Cool stuff.


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