Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind


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A poignant story of the man who developed the Braille system of printing for the blind.

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ISBN-13: 9780590443500
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/1991
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 175,870
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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Louis Braille, the Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 15 days ago
I really enjoyed this book! It tells the story of Louis Braille's life and how he did not quit and created the alphabet for the blind. Louis became blind as a child when he poked his eye out with an awl, then an infection in both eyes left him blind. He went to a special school in Paris and was determined to learn to read himself. Unfortunately the location of the school led to him getting tuberculosis. But this did not even stop him. He was able to make a way for all blind people to read and write, which is still used today. I think Braille was an amazing person. Everyone should read this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was great because it told all about the life of Louis Braille. I liked that the author didn't just show how Louis became blind, but also how Louis developed the braille system. In the beginning it was sad because he was so young when he became blind due to an accident and an infection. In the end, I feel the book was inspiring. Louis Braille had to work so tirelessly to develop Braille. I think this book would be great for third and fourth grade readers. If you like other books by Margaret Davidson, I think you would like this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it to be a good resource material for a study of children's literature. The author gives insight into how disability was spoken of during the time of publication. I especially liked the back cover example of the Braille alphabet.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an interesting biography of Louis Braille and how he made the Braille alphabet. When Louis Braille was a little boy, he poked his eye out with an awl and the infection spread to the other eye. This caused him to be blind. Louis Braille never gave up on making the Braille alphabet. Braille is an alphabet of bumped up dots. I learned that Louis Braille died from tuberculosis. I recommend this book for anybody who is interested in Louis Braille¿s life.