Life, Animated

Life, Animated

A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Large Print - 2014
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Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy?A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, 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 S964L 2014a
Characteristics: 577 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

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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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