Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery audiobook

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

By Sy Montgomery
Read by Meredith Mitchell

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
2.78 Hours Unabridged
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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn't until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have "normal" lives. To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2014 Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award

Finalist for the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

A Finalist Honoree for the 2013 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Finalist for the 2012 Cybils Award

A 2012 New York Public Library Recommended Book for Young Readers

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of 7 Kids' Books about Autism

A 2013 ALA Notable Book: Children’s Recording

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn't until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have "normal" lives.

To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] lively, well-worded narrative...For librarians who struggle to find well-written biographies of women, this is a must-buy.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“The true story of Dr. Temple Grandin’s long journey from autistic child to professor of animal science is articulately delivered in this audiobook biography. In a distinctive voice, Meredith Mitchell describes Grandin’s ability to think visually, which led to her ability to comprehend how animals view their experiences.” AudioFile
“Montgomery’s book not only tells the powerful story of one amazing womans life journey but also has potential to help readers understand autistic people and [understand] animals.” Horn Book
“The biography of an exceptional woman who, remarkably, made use of her condition to discover her calling and changed her own and many animals’ lives…A well written, admiring, and thought-provoking portrait.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is the author of more than fifteen nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller How to Be a Good Creature. She has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and swum with piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon. To research her books, films, and articles, she has worked in a pit swarming with 18,000 snakes in Canada and been hunted by a tiger in India. She has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s Gobi desert in search of snow leopards and penetrated the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea to radio collar tree kangaroos. No place is too far to go to bring animals’ true stories to adults and children around the world. She writes for print as well as broadcast in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.78
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English