Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle

Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle

By Holly M. Barry; Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807531983, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2013

Many know the story of Helen Keller's journey to learn to communicate without the ability to see or hear. In this new picture book biography of Keller's early life, readers are introduced to her beloved dog, Belle, who is with Helen every step of the way! Full color.

About the Author
Holly M. Barry is a graduate of Wheaton College and has published numerous articles, crafts, and recipes in a variety of award-winning children's magazines. Her first children's book, The Witch and the Long Leather Bag, is a retold Irish fairy tale published in 2000. Holly currently resides in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Jennifer Thermes is a children's book author and illustrator. In addition to being an avid reader, an obsessed gardener, and an adorer-of-cats, she creates illustrated maps for publishing and magazine clients. Her most recent book is Maggie & Oliver, or A Bone of One's Own, a middle-grade novel by Valerie Hobbs (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers). She is the author and illustrator of Sam Bennett's New Shoes and When I Was Built. Thermes lives in an old farmhouse in Connecticut with her family, two cats, one dog, and countless mice.