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Life, Animated

Ron Suskind

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Prose: non-fiction, Gift books

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind tells the story of how his autistic son was able to regain the ability to speak through the medium of Disney animated films.

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 colour?

Asking this question opens a doorway to the most extraordinary of stories. It is the saga of Owen Suskind, who happens to be the son of one of America's most noted writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind. He's also autistic.

The twisting, 20-year journey of this boy and his family will change that way you see autism, old Disney movies, and the power of imagination to heal a shattered, upside-down world.

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