This is a factual, but no less inspiring, telling of an incredible mind awakening —it should be on every child's bookshelf!
Elizabeth MacLeod presents a marvelously well researched and sensibly told biography of Helen Keller, in only 30 pages. Effective pictures and notes complement the text. Wonderful quotations on page margins add 'life' to the story, consider: "I left the Well House eager to learn. Everything had a name, and each name gave birth to a new thought."
Keller's life is told as a series of events using an age appropriate vocabulary, with an abundance of factual notes & related images.
MacLeod has presented accurate facts of Helen Keller's life that can be read smoothly and easily. Unfortunately it amounts to an uninspiring list of data & events, where Keller's difficult challenges are basically named and then, simply, overcome. The opening two paragraphs state the problems and the success Helen achieves. Illustrations appear crude and faces are nearly expressionless, evoking little reaction. Instead, consider Helen Keller: A Determined Life .