CHILD OF THE SILENT NIGHT: The Story of Laura Bridgman by Edith F. Hunter
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CHILD OF THE SILENT NIGHT: The Story of Laura Bridgman

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In clear prose, the author gives an on-the-scene account of Laura Bridgman, a deaf and blind child of the early nineteenth century. The reader follows Laura on her nature walks with Asa Tenney, and sees Laura's mind expand beyond a private world. In the second and most intriguing part of the book, the author explains how Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe was able to teach Laura the alphabet before the invention of the Braille system. A moving, straightforward narration of a child's triumph over ""the enemies of darkness and silence""-- in which the author has wisely side-stepped sentimentality.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1963
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin