Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter


By Eleanor H. Porter
Level 11

Fourteen-year-old Keith Burton is going blind, but he does not know it at first. He thinks his father bought him a poorly printed copy of Treasure Island that has words printed with wavy lines. A great terror seizes Keith when he discovers that he is losing his eyesight and realizes that his bright future has suddenly changed. First published in 1919 by the author of Pollyanna, Dawn tells the moving story of Keith’s struggle to find happiness and the dedication of those who so nobly sacrifice and persist in helping him. The well-developed, beloved characters in this deep, insightful book will make you laugh and maybe even cry. (This book was known in England as Keith’s Dark Tower.)

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Hard to Find
  • Gentle Favorite
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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