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

David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida, Naoki Higashida

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: 24th Apr '14


The No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling account of life as an autistic child. ‘Brilliant . . . both moving and strangely optimistic’ (Daily Telegraph).

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SKU: 9781444776775



The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller — NOW A MAJOR AWARD-WINNING FILM.’It will stretch your vision of what it is to be human’ Andrew Solomon, The TimesWritten 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.172 kg
Dimensions 15 × 131 × 197 mm
Page Count 192