Hardcover, 37 pages
Published by Harry N. Abrams (1997-02-01)
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Amazon DescriptionA charmingly illustrated story tells of a boy whose unruly relationship with words forces him to learn instead the language of nature, which allows him to communicate with flowers and ants but not with the little girl next door.
One Potato Review
A challenging book. The boy of the title may be autistic, or he may be a construct, but the author has accomplished something rare in either case: he’s made him sympathetic. And hopeful and heartbreaking. And unforgettable. Older readers might have an easier time following this, but the concept is pretty universal. Because which of us – young or old – hasn’t at times felt completely overwhelmed by the power of words?
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