The mind tree : a miraculous child breaks the silence of autism

by Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Avalon Public Library Nonfiction 818.6 MUK
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  818.6 MUK
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3613.U39 M56 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3613.U39 M56 2003
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Now 15 years old, the Bengali boy known as "Tito" wrote the texts collected in this book between the ages of eight and 11. That fact would be remarkable in itself, given their exquisite beauty and concision in describing the world of their author ("the cobweb of uncertainty remained"), but Tito's severe autism, diagnosed when he was three, makes them little short of miraculous. Tito's mother Soma taught him to write in Bengali and in English by working with him intensively over years. While there have been skeptics of Tito's writing ability (as documented in 60 Minutes and Good Morning America features), the experience of reading the book together with testimony from psychiatrist Lorna Wing convinces that Tito wrote it himself. It documents, with patient and poetic clarity, the experience of not fitting in, of finding the world beautiful, of having trouble making oneself understood-in short, of life as most people experience it. (Oct.) Forecast: A 35,000 first printing is a fair bet on this book's appeal beyond the autism community, to parents and kids who have responded to Mattie Stepanek and other child writers. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Autistic children -- Literary collections.
Children's writings, American.
Publisher New York :Arcade Pub. :2003
Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group,
Edition 1st North American ed.
Language English
Description xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 1559706996
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