The Spark : A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism
by Kristine Barnett
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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“The Spark describes in glowing terms the deep intensity with which a mother can love her child’ Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree’ExtraordinaryA triumphant story against the odds and this is the one[Kristine] Barnett insists that other parents can learn from Sunday TimesKristine Barnett Jacob’s son has a higher IQ than Einstein and a photographic memoryAt nine he developed an original theory of astrophysics which can win a Nobel PrizeBut Jake’s story is all the more remarkable as his extraordinary mind was almost lost from autismWhen experts wanted to restrict his behavior to looking at the shadows on the wall, the stars, Jake’s models withdrew into his own worldBut against all advice, Kristine has decided to follow Jacob’s passions of her’spark’.The results were beyond anyone could have imagined.Dramatic and inspiring, The Spark is about the power of love and what can happen if you press on the true potential inside each child”.If you have a child who is “different” and is not “differentSylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Spirit’Every parents and teachers should read this fabulous bookTemple Grandin, author of La Pensée en Images and co-author of Le Cerveau des Autistes’Astonishing, remarquable ” Mail on Sunday’Amazing, bulimique de lectureBarnett not only fights heroically on Jake, on his behalf, she also fights down every other obstacle life throws at her and her family” Washington Post
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