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Illus. in black-and-white. "Nine-year-old Hannah, living on a farm in 1887Michigan, is referred to as 'poor Hannah' because she is blind. In this briefhistorical novel, Hannah tells of a turning point in her life when Miss Robbin, the new teacher, comes to board with them and eventually persuades the familyto let Hannah attend school. A touching, believable story with strongcharacterizations and sense of place."-- "Horn Book. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679826989
ISBN-10: 067982698X
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 133mm x 4mm)
Pages: 365
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Whelan G

Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago. Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer -- because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards! Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out. Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister. Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up! Gloria once had a set of five wtching guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players! Leslie Bowman was born in New York City, grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated many children's books, including Balloons and Other Poems, Snow Company, and The Canada Geese Quilt, an ALA Notable Book.Leslie Bowman lives in Minnesota.