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Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure

by Kathy Hoopmann
£7.95   paperback  Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2000)

Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure by Kathy Hoopmann Nothing is quite the same after Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard. What is the strange wisp of smoke that keeps following them around? What mysterious forces have been unleashed?
 
Things become even more complicated when Ben is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure is great fun to read and will keep you guessing until the end.

"I read this book in under an hour and then immediately picked it up and read it again, much to my brother's disappointment ("It's my book!"). It is a story that succeeds in the challenge parents and siblings have been faced with for years - how to explain what autism is without drowning people amidst technical terms and psychology. It contains a lot of information whilst still being an intriguing tale of a boy's adventure that would excite any child whether they had autism or not.
 
It was wonderful to listen to my brother's cries of "Oh now I understand," "I do that," "Asperger's - that's what I have." The story highlights the problems for family and friends of autistic children and for the children themselves and allows the reader to take up their part in the story. It provides advice and support, a good explanation of autism, and a heart-warming story.
 
We shall have to buy another copy because both my brother and I love it too much to let the other have a read. My only criticism is that it does not make a good bedtime story as my brother would not go to sleep; he wanted to hear more of the story and tell me more about what he had read. Congratulations on a truly wonderful book. Best of luck."
(Clare Truman, age 14)

ISBN 13: 9781853029783 | ISBN 10: 1853029785