The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Book - 2008
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A text of the television play set in the 1880s, intended for reading, of Anne Sullivan Macy's attempts to teach her pupil, Helen Keller, to communicate.
Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic. Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" name Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last. - Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416590842
1416590846
Branch Call Number: PS3513.I2824 M5 2008
Characteristics: xiii, 112 pages ; 21 cm

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Ricegirl1959
Jul 17, 2017

I have always wanted to read "The Miracle Worker." I did not realize it was a stage play until I checked it out of the library yesterday. I had seen a few minutes of the Patty Duke film as a child, but still have not yet seen the entire film. I did enjoy the book/play and now, I plan to watch the film.

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blue_turtle_480
Jun 08, 2015

Inspiring Story

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dlobban
Jun 28, 2014

Being performed in February of 2015 at Oshawa Little Theatre!

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red_cheetah_2276 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 13

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