Published by: Greystone Books
Imprint: Greystone Books
Sales Date: 2022-06-07
Published: June 2022
Imprint: Greystone Books
Page Count: 40 Pages
Illustrations: Full colour illustrations throughout
Dimensions: 9.25 x 9.25
40 Pages, 9.25 x 9.25 x 0.35 in, Full colour illustrations throughout
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?Winning and wondrous, this picture book is a compelling appreciation of neurodiversity.?
?Kirkus (Starred Review)
A lyrical and moving celebration of neurodiversity and self-discovery, from the award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow.
With the Curiosities, a whole world of wonder awaits?
One morning, at dawn, the Curiosities choose Miro to nest on. At first, he doesn?t notice. They blend in, perching on his shoulder and nuzzling into his hair. Over time, Miro discovers that he sees and feels things differently than everyone else around him.
The Curiosities show Miro an extraordinary world. He weaves clouds to make stories for the wind, and marvels at the wonders waiting in the shadows where no one else looks. Sometimes, though, the Curiosities make Miro feel lost and alone: they shriek and roar, and are so bright and overwhelming that he feels invisible.
But perhaps Miro isn?t as alone as he thinks... and maybe the Curiosities have chosen other people as well.
This gentle, heart-touching story from award-winning children?s book author Zana Fraillon is a nuanced portrait of emotions, self-expression, and empathy. Complete with Phil Lesnie?s gorgeous art that draws on legends from his Filipino heritage, The Curiosities celebrates the varied perspectives that come with being neurodivergent and contains the triumphant reminder that those who see and experience the world differently have always been here.
Winner of the 2021 Aurealis Award for Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Book
“Readers young and old will be touched by the book’s depths and awakened to a less common, yet infinitely human life experience—not to invoke pity or fear, but to conjure understanding, awe, and interconnectedness.”
“Winning and wondrous, this picture book is a compelling appreciation of neurodiversity.”
—Kirkus STARRED Review"This absorbing picture book gives substance to a child’s neurodiversity….set in an Indigenous Philippine community, the story is magical…..For ages 5-9, especially caregivers who want to honor neurodiversity as part of the spectrum of being human. It would work as a read aloud or as bibliotherapy."
—Youth Services Book Review“A worthwhile and compelling addition for all collections seeking titles to support parents and teachers of children with anxiety or neurological conditions.”
—School Library Journal (STARRED)