A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
  • A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)
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A Different Sort of Normal (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 22/07/2021
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In this warm, important and immensely moving book, writer and illustrator Abigail Balfe charts her experiences of growing up neurodivergent, offering candid and powerful insights into autism.

Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Children's Non-Fiction Book of the Year

The beautiful true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic - and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world.

I'm not like the other children in my class... and that's an actual scientific FACT.

Hi! My name is Abigail, and I'm autistic. But I didn't know I was autistic until I was an adult-sort-of-person*.

This is my true story of growing up in the confusing 'normal' world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about myself.

There'll be scary moments involving toilets and crowded trains, heart-warming tales of cats and pianos, and funny memories including my dad and a mysterious tub of ice cream. Along the way you'll also find some Very Crucial Information about autism.

If you've ever felt different, out of place, like you don't fit in... this book is for you.

*I've never really felt like an actual-adult-person, as you'll soon discover in this book...

Told through the author's remarkable words, and just as remarkable illustrations, this is the book for those who've never felt quite right in the 'normal' world. Very important, very funny and very informative - this is the book the world needs right now.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241508794
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 443 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This book is what I needed as a kid! Empathetic, joyful and beautifully authentic. I loved it!' - Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark

'Funny, poignant and wise, with a rich seam of understanding and empathy... one of the best children's non-fiction books I've read in a long time' - The Bookseller

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“Informative and inspiring”

This books is a wonderful insight into what it can be like to grow up different to people around you. Packed with fact and personal anecdotes it is informative without ever being boring. The illustrations reflect just... More

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“Perfect!”

I have been waiting for this to come out for some time so anticipation was high.....and I loved it! If I could go back in time and give this to my childhood self, I would be very happy - instead I will have to make... More

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“An amazing, life-changing HUG of a book!”

An amazing, life-changing hug of a book I wish I had when I was growing up. It's funny, eye-opening and supremely reassuring and an important, myth-busting look into autism and how that experience can vary so... More

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