Maria and Me (Hardcover)
A Father, a Daughter (and Autism)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781785923814, 64pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2017
List Price: 18.95*
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Selected by the Reading Agency for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Giving a father's insight into life with his daughter Maria, aged 12, who has autism, this comic tells the story of their week holiday in the Canary Islands, Spain. Delightful illustrations and dialogue between father and daughter show the day-to-day challenges that people with autism and their carers face, and how Miguel and Maria overcome them. Funny and endearing, this comic helps to show how Maria sees and experiences the world in her own way and that she's unique, just like everyone else.
About the Author
Miguel Gallardo is an award-winning illustrator based in Barcelona, Spain. His daughter Maria Gallardo lives in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain.