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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World [Hardcover]

Temple Grandin , Sy Montgomery

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  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH); 1 edition (3 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547443153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547443157
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 18.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 743,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Temple Grandin An authorized biography about Temple Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist, and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, by Sibert Medalist, Sy Montgomery. Includes photographs, many from Temple's personal collection. Full description

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5.0 out of 5 stars Who You Are is Worthwhile 14 April 2012
By H. A Truett - Published on Amazon.com
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I was excited to read and review this book, along with my ten-year-old son. Haydn has Asperger's, and he watched a small part of the HBO movie about Temple's life. He related to Temple in that movie, so I thought this book would be good for him.

I was right.

Temple's love and empathy for/with animals is something my son can understand. When we adopted two kittens, Hocus & Pocus, we called the the "Therapy Cats." My son would cuddle them and show affection that he was unable to express with we human family members. We spent a lot of time teaching him how to treat animals. It pleased him to read about Temple lying down among the cattle and also about her efforts to make things better for those same creatures. From my side, it was neat to read about Temple's thoughts on the animals and how they helped her as a child. I am daily struggling to help Haydn be who he is and also learn to live in this society. I hope, hearing some of my same advice from Temple helped it make sense to him.

My son was teased relentlessly in school and still gets hurt by neighbor kids. He liked hearing how Temple survived the bullying and grew up to follow her dreams in her own way, not the way society would set for her. My son spends his free time either building Lego creations (a working pistol, a soda machine, etc.) or folding intricate origami animals and paper planes that really fly. By showing him Temple's life as an engineer and designer, I pray I gave him some hope for his own future and confidence that his skills are worthwhile.

I thank Sy Montgomery for writing this kid-size biography of Temple Grandin. Our whole family has enjoyed the fruits of her labor.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story 23 May 2012
By T. Gaston - Published on Amazon.com
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Temple Grandin's story is fascinating. Her proven ability to over come the odds and change circumstances for the better is remarkable. The story is very well written, engaging and has great real life applications, even if autism is not a part of your personal world. I found the greatest message to be acceptance and appreciation for the uniqueness of all people. Her work with animals is extraordinary and is inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She finds a door and walks through it.Te 28 Jun 2012
By K. Draper - Published on Amazon.com
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Temple Grandin faced many obstacles but she always found a way through them. I greatly admire her, and have read a couple of books that she wrote. This one was different because it was written ABOUT her and it goes back tothe very beginning--to her life as a baby and talks about what she was like and about her experiences as a young child, and all the way through her school experiences. BUt it is written as if in her voice. Also included are many terrific drawings and other visuals throughout the book. I highl recomend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating & Inspiring! 6 Dec 2012
By Yolanda S. Bean - Published on Amazon.com
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For younger readers, this book serves as a wonderful introduction into more than a simple biography of Temple Grandin's life, but also works to introduce children to autism, animal welfare and offers advice that would be helpful to higher functioning children on the autism spectrum, as well as to other children. A solid overview of Grandin's life is given here, with details about her schooling as well as her professional successes. Her extraordinary life, and the way she far surpassed all the expectations for her career and life will be inspirational to children and parents alike. And though much of the information here has been included in her books for adults (like Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human), younger readers may be inspired to tackle these more difficult books after finishing this one (with the help of an adult, if necessary). This is a book sure to spark necessary discussions - either in the home or the classroom. Very well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows . . . 30 Oct 2012
By Jari L. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a short but extremely interesting book on Temple Grandin, the poster woman for successfully handling Asperger's Syndrome,a form of higher functioning autism. In a few, succinct chapters,it describes the world as Temple sees it - she thinks in pictures, not in words - and how she overcame the obstacles of functioning differently in a world in which social and business relationships are based on words. Temple has risen from a nonverbal child whose father insisted that she belonged in an institution to the world's foremost authority on humane slaughter of animals. Temple is also a college professor who lectures in the classroom and on the road and has written many authoritative articles on her specialty. A chapter toward the end of the book is addressed specifically to persons with Asperger's and suggests a number of ways they can adapt successfully in this society of words. I found this book to be very insightful and it helped me to understand better the thought processes of my own adult child with autism.
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