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Best books for coping with dyspraxia

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:30 pm
by parnassus
Fiction

These books all contain dyspraxic characters and the stories are wonderful. I have given each novel a rating a la Amazon.co.uk, with one star being the worst and five stars being the best.

The Dream Master by Teresa Breslin

Rating: * * * * *

"Cy is about to wake up from a terrific dream about the Ancient Egypt, but finds that he can re-enter his dream world. But the Dream Master isn't used to boys who want to break all the rules. Cy moves back and forth in time and finds that dream life and real life become ingeniously intertwined."

This book is fabulously imaginative, and it has a poignant subplot that will comfort any dyspraxic person who has ever been bullied. Take a look at it here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/ ... 48-1270309

Talli's Secret by Julie Noble

Rating: * * * *

"Life is tough at home, but school is even worse. If the class bully isn't giving Cassie a hard time then it's the teacher, because Cassie has always got her head in the clouds. So is she dreaming again when it is time for the class trip to Howarth Parsonage, home of the Brontes? Who is the strange figure on the stairs who calls herself Talli, and why is she so interested in Cassie? A donation will be made to the Dyslexia Institute and the Dyspraxia Foundation for every copy of this book sold."

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 48-1270309

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:48 pm
by sumer
there is also
steven harris

cic

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:32 pm
by k9ruby
Caged in Chaos by Victoria Biggs

Should be madatory given to every dyspraxic person alive.

5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555billlion trilian stars!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:54 pm
by parnassus
Stephen Harris in Trouble: a Dyspraxic Drama in Several Clumsy Acts is also a nice read, sumer, but I wouldn't place it on the same literary level as The Dream Master. Stephen Harris was written primarily as an educational tool - The Dream Master is first and foremost a brilliant work of children's literature.

Thanks for the praise, Ruby. It's nice to be appreciated. ;) But you all know that it wouldn't have been written without you.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:19 pm
by kitty_cute
Can you get Cages in Chaos in regular bookshops Vicky? I need to get a copy..

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:49 pm
by parnassus
Yes. You can buy it in places like Waterstone's and W.H. Smith's, or you can order it from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 48-1270309

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:57 am
by kitty_cute
Okay, I will buy it = )

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:17 am
by pinkparrot
I haven't ever lost my copy!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:45 am
by monkey
i plan to get my copy this year. we cant get it in regula book shops here so im going to order it through Amozon.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:36 pm
by parnassus
Some more books:

Living with Dyspraxia: a Guide for Adults by Mary Colley (currently available only from the Dyspraxia Foundation or www.danda.org.uk, but shortly to be reprinted by a mainstream publisher, with the addition of a foreword by me!)

Guide to Dyspraxia and Developmental Co-ordination Disorders by Dr Amanda Kirby and Sharon Drew. This is the most comprehensive text on the causes of dyspraxia that I know. It also has useful tips.

People Skills for Young Adults by Maria Csoti. This is good for those of us who have significant difficulty in social situations.

Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson. A special needs classic and a heart-warming read, with lots of good advice included.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:20 pm
by towildhoney
Harry Potter
Reatores my calm and lets me retreat from the sometimes horrible world

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:22 pm
by Katielauren2001
Caged In Chaos Is Excellent one of the best books I have ever read!
I give it 1,000000 stars lol :D
Vicky do you plan to write another book??