Life, Animated

Life, Animated

A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Large Print - 2014
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Imagine learning about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen. This is a real-life story of Owen as told by his dad, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turning them into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. His mom, dad and brother communicated with Owen in Disney dialogue and song until they all emerged together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, ©2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410470171
1410470172
Branch Call Number: 618.9285882 SUS 2014
Characteristics: 577 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

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What if you were trapped in a Disney movie? In all of them, actually – from Dumbo to Peter Pan to The Lion King -- and had to learn about life and love mostly from what could be gleaned from animated characters, dancing across a screen of color? Asking this question opens a doorway to the most ex... Read More »

What if you were trapped in a Disney movie? In all of them, actually – from Dumbo to Peter Pan to The Lion King -- and had to learn about life and love mostly from what could be gleaned from animated characters, dancing across a screen of color? Asking this question opens a doorway to the most ex... Read More »


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May 30, 2014

A heart breaking story that ends with inspiration and hope. Puts the struggles of parents and healthy children into vivid perspective.

Worth watching the five minute interview with the author/father on "The Daily Show" so you can hear the voices of both father and son.

www.thecomedynetwork.ca/video/player?vid=363786

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