Why does everything seem so easy for everyone else? As Jewels recounts her adventures from Kinderprison to Muddle School, she looks for clues to what sets her apart. Could she be an alien, a superhero, or something completely different?Join Jewels as she explores the confusing - and often hilarious - world of social expectations. Jewels' journey of self-discovery takes herWhy does everything seem so easy for everyone else? As Jewels recounts her adventures from Kinderprison to Muddle School, she looks for clues to what sets her apart. Could she be an alien, a superhero, or something completely different?Join Jewels as she explores the confusing - and often hilarious - world of social expectations. Jewels' journey of self-discovery takes her to some unexpected places, and most surprising of all is finding a little bit of ourselves along the way....
|Title||:||The Alien Logs of Super Jewels|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Alien Logs of Super Jewels Reviews
The Alien Logs of Super Jewels presents a solid middle-grade novel centering upon Jewels, who has always felt different from her classmates. Something is obviously going on: but is she an alien, a super-heroine, or something more? Her exploration of psyche and self against the backdrop of ordinary peer interactions may surprise readers who expect a fantasy about aliens, but young hearts will quickly warm to the story of a girl who is in fourth grade "and almost teenager", who perceives the world quite differently than most - and is labeled as being strange, because of it.Jewels is special - and so she identifies with the lost alien E.T. in many ways - but unlike E.T., she presumably is with her people in a place where she doesn't fit in, and having Asperger's Syndrome means that likely she never will feel completely at home in her world. Her quest involves exploring her own unique abilities - and The Alien Logs of Super Jewels is all about finding these strengths in a world of hurt and puzzling social interactions.There are books on the market about Aspergers, featuring protagonists who have Aspergers - but few with the intimate first-person approach that reels in readers to make the perceptions, thoughts, and emotions of the Aspergers individual feel realistic and personal.In the search for evidence of her alien-ness or super-abilities, Jewels moves beyond logging evidence of her life on Earth and begins to understand a little more about herself and the nature of her peers, through accepting new experiences - such as camp - and incorporating them into her worldview.It's not fantasy and it doesn't feature extraterrestrial life - but The Alien Logs of Super Jewels does do an outstanding job of introducing kids to the mindset of Asperger's child Jewels and how she navigates her puzzling world. As she comes to discover her 'surprise weapons', Jewels arrives at a different kind of approach to life that truly makes the most of her superpowers.The story lies in the 'how', and that piece is beautifully done in this compelling story, recommended for advanced elementary to middle grade readers and many an adult who will come to understand Asperger's from a more sympathetic viewpoint than most stories provide.
This is a terrific book, written in the first person voice of the main character, Jewels. Jewels has a brain dysfunction known as Asperger’s Syndrome, and is making the transition from a “Kinderperson to a more grown-up Muddle School Student.” She is always trying to understand why her brain works differently from everyone else’s, and Jewels truly wonders if she is an alien with super powers! Author Bradshaw actually causes me to believe that indeed, she is. Jewels is a very intuitive girl who lets us know what makes her feel nuts, and also explains the quirky needs that help her feel safe and comfortable in her environment. Along her journey of discovery, she is supported by the love and encouragement of those SUPER people” involved in her life. “The Alien Logs of Super Jewels” is a must read for everyone connected to an Aspergers child. Parents of these special children sometimes feel desperate and alone in the world while seeking additional coping mechanisms for everyone who has contact with their very unique children. This book will be a valuable source of information and support for them. SUPER JEWEL’S was very special and SUPER to me. Author Bradshaw has written an excellent, intuitive book, which has helped me understand Asperger’s Syndrome children and their families on a much deeper level.I highly recommend this insightful story. It is filled with wonderful humor, love and support for all persons journeying thorough the maze of this spectrum of Autism. I think what the author is conveying is that when newfound knowledge is put to work in our lives, hope always follows.
A fun and insightful read, told from the viewpoint of a girl on the Autism Spectrum. Easy to read, yet informative and eye-opening to the struggles and viewpoints of kids on the spectrum. It made me really look at situations from their point of view, and helped me to understand a tiny corner of their universe. Recommended for anyone who works with, lives with, or loves a child on the spectrum. HIGHLY recommended for siblings and classmates of children on the spectrum.
Read for a forthcoming Under the Radar column on books about children on the autism spectrum. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, and recognized a great deal of our children's Asperger's-related behaviors illustrated here.
A heartwarming, honest story about a girl growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome and the journey of finding herself along the way. If you know someone with Asperger’s and you’re trying to understand them a little bit better, this book is a must read!