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Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2000
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This fact based biography is one of the best I have encountered for children starting at about grade three. Adults will also benefit.
The book documents the life of Louis Braille. Born and raised in a small town near Paris, Louis suffered a tragic injury at the age of 3, which rendered him blind for life.
The story captures the true essence of courage and the triumph of the human spirit- to meet even the most seemingly insurmountable obstacles with dignity, tenacity and unshaken faith.
Louis did not give up.
Despite countless frustrations and heartbreaking setbacks, this remarkable individual's attempts at creating and perfecting the Braille system were successful and eagerly accepted and distributed world wide.
Unfortunately, Louis died in his early forties and was not here to witness the magnitude that his system bestowed on the world of the blind, their families, loved ones and associates. His system changed the lives and worlds of the visually impaired.
But he did pass away in peace and with the knowledge that his mission had been fufilled.
Louis Braille opened a door to the visually impaired, and in this way significantly transformed and enhanced many, many lives by providing this invaluable means of reading, writing, and communicating.
Louis Braille was absolutely a hero, and will remain so for all time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2001
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Out of Darkness is a story about Louis Braille. Louis Braille was blind in the year 1812. It happened when he was a little boy. Louis was playing with a knife from his father's tools. He was trying to make holes in a piece a strong leather. The knife slipped and it stabbed his left eye. Louis had to stay in a dark room to help his eye heal. An infection spread from his left eye to his right eye. In 1812 there was no way to control his serious infection. 15 years later Louis Braille invented braille lettering for all blind people. I think that this is a good book for young readers to read because it shows good friendship between people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon July 27, 2011
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It may have been written for Grades 3-6, but it is an interesting, informative, even inspiring, work...Won't say it is suitable for ages, but it is suitable for someone who knows nothing about Louis Braille and how Braille came to be and wants a quick general overview...For that broad brush approach, it is quite good...

And it was free on Kindle...need I say more?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2013
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This is a very touching story about a boy who lost his eye sight at a very young age it's a sad but true story that you will enjoy reading.The world can give thanks to Louis Braille for his invention. He invented the method for reading that blind people all over the world are still using and learning from everyday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2013
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Very interesting story about Louis Braille - written in such a manner as to be enjoyable for both children and adults.
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on April 6, 2013
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Braille is a great man. Well writing. I recommend this book to everyone who need inspiration. 5 stars . .
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on September 15, 2014
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This is a well-written account of the life of Louis Braille. We read it as a family at dinner times and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an engaging story and well worth reading.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 1999
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Out of the Darkness is a sad but wonderful story about Louis Braille I would hily recamend this book to people of all ages.
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on February 28, 2013
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This is a nonfiction novel told in narrative form. The story is a very interesting topic (the development of braille) for middle schoolers!
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on January 4, 2015
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I thought this was great! My grandson not so much since he had to write a report on it. But he did learn from it.
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