Professor Owl’s Corner ~ Book of the week ~ 10 July,2014

Temple Grandin-final book

How the Girl Who Loved Cows

Embraced Autism and Changed the World

Sy Montgomery (Author), Temple Grandin (Author)



Kindle Edition: CDN$13.99

Paperback Edition: CDN$ 13.68


Product Description:

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.

While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.

Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.

This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.

For our 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.

In this book you will find a solid overview of Grandin’s life, , with details about her schooling as well as her professional successes. Her extraordinary life, and the way she travelled  far beyond 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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Product Details

  • File Size: 95419 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1935430823
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 3 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0062N8XEO
  • Available from: http//


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Sylvia McGrath ~ AKA Writingmama, a freelance writer from King City, Ontario has worked in the business field for about forty years obtaining business management experience and business writing skills. She also spent several years in social work for Children’s Services. Now retired is living her childhood dream of being a writer. A few years ago Sylvia decided to take a course in freelance writing, which she really enjoyed as it was the key to follow her dreams. Since completing the course, she has worked as a professional writer, a published poet and co-authored a book with Two Maximum Life Coaches about living with chronic illness; this is titled After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond.” She also co-authored an E-Book of Resources for the parents of children with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges titled “The Treasure Chest of Resources,” part-one has already been sent to the Canadian National Library Archives. Sylvia has also written several articles on chronic illness for the following online sites. • • • Besides working as a freelance writer, Sylvia still finds time for two other passions of hers; to volunteer as a literacy tutor for her local Learning Centre, and assist in facilitating of workshops on disability awareness. Her main mission for the future is to write a series of books for young adults and children who have learning challenges and suffer chronic illness. At present she is also the co-owner and columnist for “Professor Owl’s Newsletter” which is published on-line monthly for children.

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