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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Freedman Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781436137058
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Blind since the age of three, young Louis Braille wanted to be able to read. He spent every spare moment punching holes in paper with a stylus until, by the age of 15, he had invented his own alphabet. This vivid biography, written by an award-winning author, allows young listeners the opportunity to identify with and to appreciate a real life hero. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/13/2014

    " Very good juvenile history/biography, well written and very interesting. I loved learning more about the history and the times of Louis Braille. What a really remarkable man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♫ נєηη - ѕσυℓ σƒ ѕσυη∂ ♫ | 1/3/2014

    " Wow, that was better than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tweller83 | 1/3/2014

    " For a non-fiction book, which I don't normally enjoy, this one was very good. It was an interesting story to read about the inventor of Braille. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 martha | 12/7/2013

    " I read this for the Battle of the Books at St. Leos and really liked it. There is nothing like a good kids book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Smith | 12/2/2013

    " It was a short, simple children's book. but I was very touched and inspired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ke-sha | 4/20/2013

    " I loved this book when I was Younger and I love it know. Even though it's short I love the Background we get on the Man who invented the Braille System and it's told in a Interesting, Simple, Straightforward way. It Makes you want to discover more about the Man & the System. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeniann | 8/14/2012

    " A great short biography on the life of Louis Braille, one that was very well written and interesting. It's really written for children, but I really enjoyed it even as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 7/4/2012

    " Easy to read book. I first read it to my child for school and now read it every year or so. Very inspiring look at a man who overcame and changed many lives. Thought provoking look at how poersons with disabilities used to be treated, and in some ways still are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/21/2012

    " My 6-year-old son enjoyed this book very much. Braille really had to overcome a lot of opposition to make his system known and transform the lives of blind people around the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora | 2/18/2012

    " It was extraordinary to find the origin of how Braille was actually invented. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Pohlig | 10/25/2011

    " This book was amazing! It was so well written - maintains the point of view of a child so well, and does a good job of describing Louis' thoughts and feelings. This book would be excellent to help teach students about children with special needs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenyan | 9/24/2011

    " a simple version of Braille's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany who finally decided to change her name | 9/24/2011

    " This is really good. I already read it like, 50 million times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 7/30/2011

    " I cried when I read this book aloud to my children. Mr. Braille was a great teacher and what a great legacy he left behind for those who cannot see. I hope that when change comes my way, I will be courageous enough to accept it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 5/16/2011

    " This was a children's book but it gave a lot of insight into the life of Louis Braille. Very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loraine | 4/14/2011

    " This is a really short book, only 8 chapters! I think it could have been made longer with some fiction thrown in to make it more entertaining and less like a documentary. But it was worth the few minutes I spent listening to it, as it taught me things I had never known about the Braille system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 4/8/2011

    " This is a quick, easy-to-read book about Louis Braille. I had no idea he was so young when he developed the reading/writing system for the blind! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/6/2011

    " It was a short, simple children's book. but I was very touched and inspired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 6/21/2010

    " This was a children's book but it gave a lot of insight into the life of Louis Braille. Very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 10/30/2009

    " This is a quick, easy-to-read book about Louis Braille. I had no idea he was so young when he developed the reading/writing system for the blind! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany who was in France. Toulouse, France. | 1/29/2009

    " This is really good. I already read it like, 50 million times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ? ???? - ?s?l sƒ ?s??? ? | 1/28/2009

    " Wow, that was better than I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/7/2008

    " Easy to read book. I first read it to my child for school and now read it every year or so. Very inspiring look at a man who overcame and changed many lives. Thought provoking look at how poersons with disabilities used to be treated, and in some ways still are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeniann | 9/4/2008

    " A great short biography on the life of Louis Braille, one that was very well written and interesting. It's really written for children, but I really enjoyed it even as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 2/11/2008

    " I cried when I read this book aloud to my children. Mr. Braille was a great teacher and what a great legacy he left behind for those who cannot see. I hope that when change comes my way, I will be courageous enough to accept it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 martha | 9/8/2007

    " I read this for the Battle of the Books at St. Leos and really liked it. There is nothing like a good kids book. "

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About the Author
Author Russell Freedman

Russell Freedman is the distinguished recipient of the Newbery Medal, several Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award for his body of work. His many nonfiction titles include The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights and Children of the Great Depression. He travels widely to research his books but he makes his home in New York City.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions and won him two AudioFile Earphones Awards. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.