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Annie And Helen

Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson – Giveaway

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 9, 2012

Enter to win a copy of Deborah Hopkinson’s biographical picture book Annie and Helen; illustrated by Raul Colon.

An original new book about two amazing women from history, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.

Giveaway begins September 9, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 7, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 48 pages

Overview

Author Deborah Hopkinson and illustrator Raul Colón present the story of Helen Keller in a fresh and original way that is perfect for young children. Focusing on the relationship between Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, the book is interspersed with excerpts of Annie’s letters home, written as she struggled with her angry, wild pupil. But slowly, with devotion and determination, Annie teaches Helen finger spelling and braille, letters, and sentences. As Helen comes to understand language and starts to communicate, she connects for the first time with her family and the world around her. The lyrical text and exquisite art will make this fascinating story a favorite with young readers. Children will also enjoy learning the Braille alphabet, which is embossed on the back cover of the jacket.

About the Author

DEBORAH HOPKINSON is the author, most recently, of A Boy Called Dickens. She has written numerous other books, including Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, an ALA Notable Book and a Boston Globe­-Horn BookHonor Book; Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, an ALA Notable Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection; and the ALA Notable Apples to Oregon. Her many other acclaimed titles include Under the Quilt of Night and Fannie in the Kitchen. Visit: http://www.deborahhopkinson.com

This giveaway is closed.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Prizing courtesy of Random House Children’s Books.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

Comments
  • This sounds like a marvelous book. I particularly like the idea of introducing Braille on the back cover.

    I found your website through your participation in The Templeton Twins book tour. What a great place you have here. I look forward to visiting many times in the future.

    September 13, 2012
    • I agree, great idea.

      So glad you discovered TCBR. Visit anytime!

      September 13, 2012
  • Congratulations to Pam Boland! Your copy of Annie and Helen will be on its way to you very soon. Enjoy!

    October 9, 2012

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