After Jimmy is blinded in an accident with a firecracker, he has to relearn all the things he used to know. With the help of a determined therapist, he learns to read Braille and to use a cane. Then he's given the chance to have a guide dog. Learning to work with Leader is not easy, but Jimmy tries harder than he ever has before.
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|Author||James B. Garfield|
|Rating||4.18 of 5.00|
|Number Of Pages||192 pages|
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I LOVED this book when I was a kid. Like many others, I'm sure, I imagined and even pretended what it was like to be blind. I learned more about Braille and guide dogs. It was a real opener for a young child about the world of the vision-impaired, and just an involving and inspiring story of what it takes to succeed despite terrible things in your (or in this case, Jimmy's) life. I think kids should read more books that make them think what it's like to be in someone else's shoes. I will definit
For a novel originally penned in 1957, James B. Garfield's Follow My Leader remains surprisingly current and fresh, especially with regard to the presented information and details on how guide dogs (how seeing eye dogs) are trained and the important truth that there generally is a steep learning curve not only for the guide dog, but also for its potential handler (in this novel, young Jimmy Carter who has been blinded in an accident with a firecracker). Much of the presented information on blind
I remember checking this book out at the library time and time again, until the day it went missing and I couldn't check it out again, then began my search for it for my own collection. Went to my local book shop and placed my order, but at that point in time it wasn't in publication and no word for when it would be. A year or so later the book shop managed to track down a copy it was in close to mint condition as I could hope for.
I don't know how many times I've read the book, but I do know th
This was one of those books I read as a kid that really stuck with me. I thought it would be fun to re-read it and see if it was just a "kid thing" or if it could stand the test of time...and it REALLY did! What a wonderful heartwarming story of how a young boy who faces tragedy works hard to re-learn how to live life to its fullest. You can't help falling in love with Jimmy and his faithful dog, Leader. I wanted to find out a little more about the author of this inspiring book and in my search