Miss Spitfire

  • by Sarah Miller
  • Narrated by Terry Donnelly
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sarah Miller's accomplished debut presents a fictionalized account of Anne Sullivan's life and her time as Helen Keller's teacher. Arriving at Ivy Green in 1887, Anne was a partially blind orphan who had been tasked with teaching the difficult blind, deaf, and mute girl to communicate. Anne quickly learned, along with Helen, that "words are a miracle".


What the Critics Say

"A strong portrait ... stirring." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Miss Spitfire left me aflame with joy.

The story of young Helen Keller is told through the voice of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and what a marvelous voice it is. Miss Sullivan's own backstory is woven masterfully throughout her experiences of trying to unlock the mind 6 year old Helen.
Miss Spitfire is a triumphant story of tribute to mankind's innate intelligence, to the gift of language, and to the blessed role of a teacher.
I highly recommend this book for readers of any age.
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- Lynette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books