The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism - 9781444776775

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  • Product code: AJPFA
  • ISBN: 9781444776775
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 192
  • Publish date: 24/04/2014

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism (Paperback)

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism - 9781444776775

Naoki Higashida

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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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Product Details

  • Product code: AJPFA
  • ISBN: 9781444776775
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 192
  • Publish date: 24/04/2014

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Heart-warming insight into a world that few understand -

I am a mother to a son with high-functioning autism and I read this book (along with others) at the very start of our journey towards diagnosis. Although the author of this book is very different to my son (as no two people are the same), it helped me to see into the author's soul and understand his thoughts and feelings towards life.

Thank you Naoki for sharing your life with us. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to have a non-clinical and real-life understanding of the thoughts and feelings of someone with autism.

Bookworm, 22/11/2018

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Fantastic book about a young boy with autism. Can really relate to this book as my son is autistic and so many people think special children are just naughty. Well, they're not . And this book proves it. We have little miracles who know more than you can imagine.

Ann, 21/06/2016

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