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Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille

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Synopsis:

A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.

Synopsis:

A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.

About the Author

Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE GREAT FROG RACE AND OTHER POEMS. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.Russell Freedman grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. The author of over thirty-five nonfiction books on subjects ranging from animal behavior to social history, Mr. Freedman received the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award in 1992. Lincoln: A Photobiography was awarded the 1988 Newbery Medal and Eleanor Roosevelt was a Newbery Honor Book in 1994. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels extensively to gather material for his books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395775165
Subtitle:
The Story of Louis Braille
performance Narrated:
Kiesler, Kate
Author:
Freedman, Russell
Author:
Kiesler, Kate
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Health - Physical Impairments
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Physically handicapped
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
Braille, louis, 1809-1852
Subject:
Braille
Subject:
Blind teachers.
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Physical Impairments
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1948
Publication Date:
March 1997
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.25 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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A biography of the modest Frenchman who, after being blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.
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A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.
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