The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism

The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Naoki Higashida
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
131 x 197 x 15mm | 172g
Publication date
19 Jun 2014
Publisher
HODDER & STOUGHTON
Imprint
Sceptre
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
11
ISBN10
1444776770
ISBN13
9781444776775
Bestsellers rank
1,795