Came across this picture from Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Lane Smith- aren't his illustrations fabulous?
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Nora Raleigh Baskin writes a beautiful story of a boy named Jason, who meets with many challenges in his life. Jason tells the story of what it's like to be a sixth-grade autistic boy. He faces each day with the realization that he is different. No one wants to sit near him, he has no friends, he doesn't get invited to birthday parties, and everyone at school stays away from him. Jason's biggest enjoyment comes from his writing. He feels at home at his computer, writing fiction online and communicating with a girl named PhoenixBird. What happens when Jason thinks PhoenixBird will find out what's he's really like? Will he have to stop writing? Will he have no friends at all? Read Anything But Typical to find out about more about Jason. You'll definitely get a new perspective on fitting in.
Check out the author's introduction to the book -