Who Was Louis Braille?

Who Was Louis Braille?


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Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448479033
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 82,795
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Margaret Frith is the author of Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? and Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? She lives in New York City.

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Who Was Louis Braille? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Who Was Louis Braille? by Margaret Frith, Scott Anderson (Illustrations) is a detailed book about Louis' life and how he created the braille system. It tells how he became blind, his life in general, his school, the issues he had, his success, those against him and more. Very readable and enjoyable book. Made me feel like I knew Louis and his friends. Great pictures along the way. Over 100 pages of just info too. Great job! I got this book from the library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just right!
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