• A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal
  • A Different Sort of Normal

A Different Sort of Normal

Children's, New & Recommended, Activity & Reference, Children's Reference, Children's Science & Geography, Children's Nature
Paperback Published on: 22/07/2021
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A Different Sort of Normal
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 informa... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton

Synopsis

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: 438g
  • Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 20 mm

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A Different Sort of Normal
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 childho... READ MORE
Caroline Finch-Stanford
A Different Sort of Normal
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... READ MORE
Rashmi Sirdeshpande
A Different Sort of Normal
A life-changing book!
This book was like reading about my own childhood, I read it in one sitting. Reading this accessible, illustrated witty book filled with useful facts and a... READ MORE
Emma Reynolds
A Different Sort of Normal
A fresh new ND voice
A different sort of normal was a fantastic read for me to start 2022 with. I’m neurodivergent, although I don’t have Autism, I do have ADHD. If you are fam... READ MORE
Kym at Bewitching Reads