Boy Who Ate Words

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Harry N. Abrams, Feb 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 37 pages
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Gabby appears to be a perfectly normal child--except that he has a hard time with words: they bump along, crash into each other, and are unintelligible to others. This touching, winsome story reveals how Gabby sorts out his problem with help from a little girl who wants to communicate with him. Full color.

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User Review  - Carrie Gelson - Goodreads

Confused by the ending because there is much potential here. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay Bushara - Goodreads

A challenging book. The boy of the title may be autistic, or he may be a construct, but the author has accomplished something rare in either case: he's made him sympathetic. And hopeful and ... Read full review

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Julie Harris's unforgettable perfomance in the lead role in "The Member of the Wedding," both on Broadway and on film, first brought her fame. Her stage career has included highly acclaimed solo performances as Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst" and as Isak Dineson in "Lucifer's Child," Her film credits include "East of Eden, Requiem for a Heavyweight," and "Gorillas in the Mist.

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