Joseph Lambert * Joe(at)

Annie Sullivan

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller
By Joseph Lambert
Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies
Published by Disney/Hyperion
96 pages, full-color, hardcover.
Panel discussions, bibliography, suggested reading.
Get it from Amazon, your local bookstore.
Or buy a sketched in/signed copy from me via the SubSubShop.

"Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old.
But in her lifetime, she learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot. She graduated from Radcliffe. She became a world famous speaker and author. She befriended Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, and Alexander Graham Bell. And above all, she revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf.
The catalyst for this remarkable life’s journey was Annie Sullivan, a young woman who was herself visually impaired. Hired on as a tutor when Helen was six years old, Annie broke down the barriers between Helen and the wider world, becoming a fiercely devoted friend and lifelong companion in the process.
In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen’s early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans."
- Publisher's description


"In a brilliantly conceived and executed maneuver, Lambert uses a dynamic interplay between words and images to convey how someone could learn to communicate without access to either.
...presented in such a breathtaking, original, and empathetic fashion."
- Ian Chipman, Booklist Starred Review


"The story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan is given new life in an imaginative graphic novel....It’s a sophisticated, sometimes overly abstract, presentation, but the volume, like its predecessors, is visually appealing and daring....A visual stunner that covers new ground."
- Kirkus Reviews

- A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2012

Edited byJason Lutes and  James Sturm
Publication design by Michel Vrána
Production assistance by Pat Barrett and Dakota McFadzean 


Anonymous said...

Jo Jo,
I am purchasing 3. One for Olivia, one for your mom and one for me.
Miss you and love you, Abuelo A.

Jen said...

I thought this was amazing, the storytelling, artwork, especially communicating Helen's sensory experience, bringing the characters to life, etc. I was very moved by this and felt I learned something important, thank you.