Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery audiobook

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

By Sy Montgomery
Read by Meredith Mitchell

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781935430827

Runtime: 2.78 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2014 Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award

Finalist for the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

A Finalist Honoree for the 2013 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Finalist for the 2012 Cybils Award

A 2012 New York Public Library Recommended Book for Young Readers

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of 7 Kids' Books about Autism

A 2013 ALA Notable Book: Children’s Recording

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.

To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] lively, well-worded narrative...For librarians who struggle to find well-written biographies of women, this is a must-buy.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“The true story of Dr. Temple Grandin’s long journey from autistic child to professor of animal science is articulately delivered in this audiobook biography. In a distinctive voice, Meredith Mitchell describes Grandin’s ability to think visually, which led to her ability to comprehend how animals view their experiences.” AudioFile
“Montgomery’s book not only tells the powerful story of one amazing womans life journey but also has potential to help readers understand autistic people and [understand] animals.” Horn Book
“The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals’ lives…A well written, admiring, and thought-provoking portrait.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.78
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English