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A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille The book spans Braille s life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance....

Title : Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille (English Edition)
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ISBN : B003KGAUSI
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Format Type : E-Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Clarion Books 20 September 1999
Number of Pages : 382 Pages
File Size : 689 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille (English Edition) Reviews

  • Ava Carroll
    2018-11-15 18:51

    This fact based biography is one of the best I have encountered for children starting at about grade three. Adults will also enjoy. 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 many frustrations and setbacks, his attempts at creating and perfecting the Braille system were successful and 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. But he did pass away in peace and in the knowledge that his mission had been fufilled. Louis 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 a true hero and will remain so for all time.

  • None
    2018-11-12 15:10

    THIS BOOK TELLS HOW LOUIS GOT BLINDED AND WHAT HE DOES TO OVER COME THE OBSTACLE OF NOT BEING ABLE TO READ. HE REVISES AN ALREADY MADE PLAN OF RAISED DOTS AND DASHES MADE BY A SEA CAPTAIN-NOW KNOWN AS BRAILLE-AND BECOMES AN ASSISTANT TEACHER, PROGRESSES AND THEN EVENTUALLY RE-FOUNDS THE SCHOOL!!

  • None
    2018-11-14 17:47

    Out of the Darkness is a sad but wonderful story about Louis Braille I would hily recamend this book to people of all ages.

  • Ava Carroll
    2018-11-01 18:54

    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.

  • Thomas Berndt
    2018-11-15 17:55

    Fantastic

  • wilfredo
    2018-11-06 12:52

    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.

  • grambolee
    2018-10-27 18:03

    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.

  • spiridoula sanchez
    2018-11-12 18:52

    Students found it interesting, especially the part when he got hurt & perfecting the Braille system.Great book to discuss character traits & theme