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Knowing Joseph

Knowing Joseph

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by Judy Mammay
     
 

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Brian would give anything to have a normal six-year-old brother one who doesn't scream that normal sounds are too loud, or a brother who would play with other kids. Instead, he has Joseph, his autistic brother. Life with Joseph isn't easy. Brian constantl

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Brian would give anything to have a normal six-year-old brother one who doesn't scream that normal sounds are too loud, or a brother who would play with other kids. Instead, he has Joseph, his autistic brother. Life with Joseph isn't easy. Brian constantl

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-6

An easy-to-read but sluggish novel about a family with an autistic child. Brian (10 or 12) narrates the story, centering on the odd behaviors of his 6-year-old-brother, Joseph. Mammay understands the difficulties faced by autistic children and their parents, and she conveys those emotions through a serviceable plot. Characters are stark: Brian is studious and caring; Joseph is oddly out-of-control; schoolmate Louie is a bully who creates trouble, consistently uses bad grammar, and refuses to cooperate in class. Finally, a project where Louie must work with Brian and his two best friends turns out to be a winning, understanding solution for everyone. While the novel presents factual information about kids with autism (as well as kids with other disabilities), the happy ending-where everyone accepts Joseph for who he is and Louie understands his own ADHD-is too facile a solution. Marginal.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933831060
Publisher:
Blooming Tree Press
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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