Miss Spitfire

Miss Spitfire

Reaching Helen Keller

Book - 2007
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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 Helen Keller needed more than a teacher. She needed someone daring enough to work a miracle. And if anyone was a match for Helen, it was the girl they used to call Miss Spitfire.

For Annie, reaching Helen's mind meant losing teeth as raging fists flew. It meant standing up when everyone else had given up. It meant shedding tears at the frustrations and at the triumphs. By telling this inspiring story from Annie Sullivan's point of view, Sarah Miller's debut novel brings an amazing figure to sharp new life. Annie's past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher have never been clearer.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416925422
1416925422
Branch Call Number: j F MILLER S
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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Dimmu16 Jul 30, 2012

This story is unbelievable! All the things Annie had gone through! And Helen! This story is amazing! And it will touch your heart!

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racheltaekema
May 14, 2012

Fantastic novel!!! It really touched my heart and i thourouly enjoyed it!!!!!

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racheltaekema
May 14, 2012

Violence: She does alot of tackaling to get her do do stuff

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racheltaekema
May 14, 2012

Coarse Language: Annie calls Helen a couple names

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Dimmu16 Jul 30, 2012

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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