Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey

Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey

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In this uplifting and humorous memoir that includes black-and-white comic illustrations, mother and son tell the story of his growing up - from facing sixty-seven surgeries before the age of fifteen, to making friends, moving across the country, and persevering through hardships. How they tackle extraordinary circumstances with love and resilience is a true testament to Magda and Nathaniel's family, and to families everywhere who quietly but courageously persist.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
  • Hmh Books for Young Readers
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Black and white illustrations
  • 1328631834
  • 9781328631831
  • 65,090

Review quote

"In another moment of wonder for the Newmans, Magda and Nathaniel are now authors themselves, just finishing their new book titled aptly enough, NORMAL: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey." -- 20/20, ABC-TV

"[A] narrative that capably explores self-image, human dynamics, and the meaning of normality." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Despite being dubbed 'Auggie Pullman come to life, ' Nathaniel abundantly shows that he's his own multifaceted person... Funny, compassionate, and thoughtful." --Kirkus

"Nathaniel's story will inspire all children to celebrate their differences." --Booklist

"[I]t's the honest--sometimes joyful, sometimes painful, and occasionally unflattering--memories that prove most compelling." --Publishers Weekly
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About Magdalena Newman

MAGDALENA and NATHANIEL NEWMAN live in Seattle, Washington, together with the rest of the family--dad, brother, and four dogs.
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15 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 13% (2)
4 27% (4)
3 40% (6)
2 13% (2)
1 7% (1)
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