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Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

Author: HIGASHIDA NAOKI
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Pub Date: 24/04/2014
ISBN: 9781444776775
Availability: In stock
Quick overview The No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling account of life as an autistic child. 'Brilliant ... both moving and strangely optimistic' (Daily Telegraph).
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The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective. The book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.

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