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Perseverance : The Story of Anne Sullivan Macy(Helen Keller's Teacher) [Kindle Edition]

Janice Larsen
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"Most people know the story of Helen Keller who at the age of nineteen months had an illness that left her blind and deaf. A teacher was hired for Helen when she was six years old by the name of Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan (Macy) taught Helen how to communicate and acted as Helen’s eyes and ears for fifty years. She guided Helen through several schools, and ultimately Helen graduated from Radcliffe College with honors. Helen Keller, with Anne by her side, achieved worldwide fame for her work on behalf of the blind.
The story of Anne Sullivan (Macy) is not well known. As a child, she herself was blind as well as poor, abused by her father, and lived for five years in an almshouse (poorhouse). This biography of Anne Sullivan (Macy) tells her story as she may have told it.

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About the Author

Janice Larsen was born and spent her childhood in Fremont, Ohio. In 1964 she moved to California. She retired in 1997 after thirty years with a large firm in Los Angeles. Janice paints, sculpts in rock, and plays several musical instruments. Since retiring she has volunteered with the state of California's Child Abuse Services Team, and helped start a music program for the Blind Children's Learning Center in Santa Ana, California, volunteers at the local elementary school, and provides childcare for her granddaughter. She lives in Aliso Viejo, California, with her dog Lucas.

Product Details

  • File Size: 304 KB
  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Xlibris (August 5, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071VKJKW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment for Helen Keller Scholars April 11, 2012
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I purchased this book because since childhood I have been reading every source I could get my hands on about Helen Keller. This book takes primary sources and then the author attempts to write from the perspective of Anne Sullivan. I have never seen such an unsympathetic depiciton of either Helen or Teacher.

First of all, Anne is not referred to as Teacher at any time during the novel. We know that this was an extremely important piece of her identity, considering that it is the name she gave Helen for herself. Anne in this novel is a poverty stricken needy selfish woman with an unhealthy dependence on Helen and the Kellers' money. Perhaps even more disturbing, none of the joy she felt in teaching Helen is ever portrayed. I was upset with this purchase and promptly returned it for refund
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Janice Larsen's perspective... June 26, 2013
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... it is to be assumed that Janice Larsen undertook a lot of research in order to give such insights in this book. To me, if her research is correct, then she gave a very honest depiction of Annie Sullivan, not gloryifing her, not trying to make her out to be a goody two-shoes. Rather she showed her as a lady who was embittered by her own sad, hard, upbringing, but who, perhaps because of this, became the person who could and did mould Helen Keller into the brilliant, compassionate person she became. I have always wanted to know about Annie Sullivan, what made her, and Janice Larsen provided this for me. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perserverance October 20, 2013
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I liked the book a lot. I didn't know much about Anne Sullivan prior to reading this book. I felt that I really got to know
her and was amazed about how she survived and came from the brink to become one of the most famous people
to ever live.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have always been in awe of Helen Keller and have read many stories about her. This book however is of Anne Sullivan, who was Helen's amazing teacher and her constant companion. While I have not yet finished this book, I have to say it is a very well written and very interesting story. It gives great insight to what made Anne Sullivan the teacher that she was. She came from a time of great adversity, and overcame that adversity in order to help a young child overcome her own adversities. Truly amazing this woman. Equally as amazing as Helen herself. There could have been no Helen without her teacher.....I highly recommend this book.
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By Marilyn
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This was an interesting book, but rather tedious reading. It's not the type that you want to read at one sitting.
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