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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)

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Paperback Published: 24/04/2014
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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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444776775

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Emma Prince at Southampton West Quay

“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

Paperback edition
30th April 2014
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“An Important Book”

13 year-old Naoki Higashida's book is a unique and reveal insight into one boy's life with autism. The Reason I Jump will throw any pre-conceived notions of autism right out of the window and give you a... More

Paperback edition
25th July 2013
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“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

Paperback edition
1st August 2014
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