We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.

For further details please read our eBooks help.

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 (Paperback)

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

, ,
£8.99 £6.74
Paperback Published: 24/04/2014
  • Save £2.25
  • 10+ in stock

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444776775

You may also be interested in...

“Insightful and heartfelt”

I'd like to qualify this review. I have a son with autism and approached this book as a supplemental resource to enable some fresh thinking.

The format of the book is very simple. Aside from the excellent and,... More

1st August 2014
Helpful? Upvote 3 Downvote 1

“The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autis”

Really interesting read written in question and answer format. If you work or have contact with an autistic person it is a must read. It's great to see the reasons why they do what they do, basically it's... More

10th June 2014
Helpful? Upvote 3 Downvote 1

“A revealing must read.”

A moving insight into the varied and challenging world of autism. I appreciate that the authenticity of Naoki's voice has been called into question, and perhaps the translation is embellished in places but I... More

Your review has been submitted successfully.

View your review