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By Mark Carlson. 2011
Have you ever wondered what a guide dog does? How do they know to lead a blind owner? Can they…understand traffic lights? Most importantly, how does the owner know where to pick up the poop? This memoir answers these questions and more. It tells what guide dogs are supposed to do. They're smart, loyal and well-trained but not all dogs are created alike. Musket is proof of that. He's definitely got a thing for treats and belly rubs. For the first time, the dog has his say. (Of course he needed a little help with the typing, since he doesn't have opposable thumbs. That's where author Mark Carlson came in. Still, Musket is the brains of the outfit.) Mark and Musket tell their story with humor, emotion, and Musket's occasional contradictions. And at the end of the day, Musket somehow manages to be a great guide dog too. Confessions of a Guide Dog was written so a wonderful, devoted dog could reach out to those who haven't been lucky enough to meet him. He'll make you smile, laugh, cry, and want to give him treats. This is their story. (And they're sticking to it.)
By Niklas Rådström. 1996
By Lynn Hall. 1983
Two brothers enter a dangerous hundred-mile horseback race that has been widely publicized throughout New Mexico. For Blair, blind since…birth, the race is his chance to prove to himself and everybody else that he has guts. But his brother Loren, tired of Blair getting attention simply by being blind, has a different kind of race in mind. Junior and senior high readers
By Beverly Butler. 1970
Cathy's life changes drastically when she loses her sight at fourteen. It takes courage and alertness to explore an uncharted…world. But adjusting to blindness is often easier for Cathy than handling the reactions of the people around her. For junior and senior high readers
By George Mendoza. 2021
After losing a race that he believed would lead him to great things, Michael runs from his fears, and unexpectedly…passes through a magical gate into a bizarre world. As Michael passes through one inconceivable test after another, his self-delusion collides with hard truths. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020
By Deborah Kent. 1978
Fifteen-year-old Meg, who longs to be like everyone else, insists on enrolling in Ridge View High School instead of continuing…at the special institute for blind students. During a very difficult year she learns that being like everyone else isn't as easy or as satisfying as she had imagined. A largely autobiographical first novel by a young blind author. For junior and senior high readers
By Elizabeth Kata. 1961
A blind girl who knows only darkness and loneliness falls in love with a young man she meets in the…park. No stranger to anguish himself, he introduces the sensitive girl to a new world of freedom and hope. 1961.
By Ezra Jack Keats. 1971
By James Dickey. 1987
Frank Cahill, diabetic and recently blind, searches for the truth about his son Joel's death in an Air Force training…accident. Through his experiences at the base, Frank comes to perceive a profound relationship between the experience of blindness and the experience of flight. Some strong language. 1987.
By Karl Bjarnhof. 1958
By Bruce Alexander. 1994
Based on the life of the blind eighteenth-century justice Sir John Fielding, who, with novelist Henry Fielding, founded the Bow…Street Runners. Known for his fairness, Sir John enlists the aid of Jeremy Proctor, a young boy unjustly accused whom Sir John has taken into his home. The case involves the double murder (by poison and gunshot) of Lord Goodhope. Followed by "Murder in Grub Street" (DC18288) 1994.
By Bruce Alexander. 1995
Blind magistrate Sir John Fielding investigates the murders of a publisher and his family. Although a visiting poet was found…bloodied at the scene, Fielding enlists the help of his ward, Jeremy Proctor, to search for the truth. A shady Christian organization from America becomes suspect after a synagogue is burned. Sequel to "Blind justice". 1995.
By Dean R Koontz. 2000
Junior Cain feels rejuvenated after pushing his beloved bride to her death, but he senses enemies in a spooky cop…and a boy named Bartholomew. As Cain ruthlessly seeks Barty, the gifted boy uses quantum physics to overcome his blindness. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2001, c2000.
By Barry Denenberg. 2002
In 1932 twelve-year-old Bess loses her sight in a sledding accident. Dictating her thoughts to her twin sister, Elin, on…weekend visits home, Bess keeps a diary describing life at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she learns to read braille. Grades 5-8. 2002.
By Christopher Warner. 2020
Tommy is a young boy with sight loss and a big imagination. When he's told he's too young to get…a guide dog, he imagines what it would be like to have other animals as a guide, but soon learns the pitfalls that come with each one.
By Martine Bisson Rodriguez. 2018
Léo est un champion de l'équipe élite de volley-ball de l'école St-Nicolas. Mais une grande épreuve l'attend : depuis quelque…temps, sa vision lui joue des tours. Il a de plus en plus de difficultés à voir au tableau ou à lire un livre. Ses notes baissent. Il s'éloigne de ses amis qui ne s'expliquent pas son attitude. Même les membres de sa famille ne le comprennent plus. Quand un spécialiste lui confirme qu'il est en train de perdre la vue, il refuse de l'accepter. Tout son univers s'écroule... Que deviendra-t-il ? Léo cheminera pour apprivoiser, lentement mais sûrement, sa nouvelle condition, et devenir ainsi un bon exemple de résilience, de courage et de détermination pour les autres enfants. Un livre touchant dans lequel la persévérance d'un jeune sportif, blessé par la vie, fera vivre aux lecteurs plein de rebondissements et toute une gamme d'émotions. Années 3-6. 2018.
By Alice Priestley, Jan Coates. 2005
Abby is bored while waiting for her mother to finish her shopping, until she meets Joanna and her guide dog,…Charlie. Though he is great at helping Joanna to "see", he can't help with choosing a special outfit for an important and mysterious event. When Abby saves the day, she also discovers that wishing for rainbows can be magical. Grades K-3 and old readers. 2005.
By Kody Keplinger. 2016
Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and an alcoholic mum. Agnes Atwood is legally…blind. Agnes has never stayed out past 10 p.m., never gone on a date and never broken any of her parents' overbearing rules. Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. When Bo shows up in the middle of the night, police sirens wailing in the distance, desperate to get out of town, Agnes doesn't hesitate to take off with her. But running away and not getting caught will require stealing a car, tracking down Bo's dad, staying ahead of the authorities, and finally confronting some ugly secrets. For junior and senior high readers. 2016.
By Rebecca Kauffman. 2018
By Ester Rota Gasperoni. 2002
Gianni est intrigué par le nouveau voisin ainsi que par son chien. Grand-mère dit qu'il est aveugle mais Gianni a…l'impression qu'il voit. Peu à peu, il apprend des choses sur cet homme qui parle anglais, joue du piano et cache un gros secret. Années 3-6. 2002.