Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

Doreen Rappaport (Author) Matt Tavares (Cover Design by)
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Description

This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style, weaving engrossing prose with stirring quotations from Helen Keller herself, Doreen Rappaport brings a poignant narrative to life. Acclaimed illustrator Matt Tavares beautifully captures the dynamism and verve of Helen Keller's life and legacy, making Helen's Big World an unforgettable portrait of a woman whose vision for innovation and progress changed America-and the world-forever. Praise for Helen's Big World * "Stirring and awe-inspiring."
-The Horn Book, starred review
"Helen Keller's transcendent leap across the barriers of her blindness and deafness continues to inspire." -Kirkus Reviews

* "While there are many books available about Helen Keller for this age group, this title offers a unique and beautiful perspective on her life."
-School Library Journal, starred review Praise for the Big Words series: Martin's Big Words
- 2002 Caldecott Honor Book
- 2002 Coretta Scott King Honor Book
- Child Magazine Best Book of 2001
- New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2001

* "A stunning, reverent tribute."
-School Library Journal, starred review

Abe's Honest Words
* "Exceptional art, along with Rappaport's and Lincoln's words, makes this a fine celebration of a man who needs little introduction."
-Booklist, starred review
Jack's Path of Courage "An evenhanded, graphically stirring biography." -Publishers Weekly Eleanor, Quiet No More
* "Once again Rappaport celebrates a noble, heroic life in powerful, succinct prose, with prominent, well-chosen, and judiciously placed quotes that both instruct and inspire...Celebrate women in history and in politics with this picture-book life."
-School Library Journal, starred review

To Dare Mighty Things
* "[T]his lavish picture-book biography deftly captures the legendary man's bold, exuberant nature. . . . A truly inspiring tribute to a seemingly larger-than-life U.S. president."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Theodore Roosevelt's big ideas and big personality come together in this splendid picture-book biography."
-Booklist, starred review

* "Concisely written and yet poetic, this is a first purchase for every library."
-School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
May 09, 2017
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.9 X 0.1 X 11.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781484749609

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About the Author

Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Freedom Ship and The School Is Not White (both illustrated by Curtis James); Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book illustrated by Bryan Collier; and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon, also illustrated by Bryan Collier. Matt Tavares (www.matttaveres.com) is the illustrator several books, including Lady Liberty: A Biography, written by Doreen Rappaport. Matt lives in Ogunquit, Maine with his wife, Sarah, and their two daughters.

Reviews

"Helen Keller's transcendent leap across the barriers of her blindness and deafness continues to inspire."--Kirkus Reviews
* "While there are many books available about Helen Keller for this age group, this title offers a unique and beautiful perspective on her life."--School Library Journal, starred review
* "Stirring and awe-inspiring."--The Horn Book, starred review