Amulet by Alison Thomas
A magical story of cave dwellers, clowns and vegetarian dragons.
Dion has Asperger's Syndrome. He is an intelligent boy who lives in the functional ordered world.
When he is kidnapped and taken to a place beyond the imagination, Dion finds that his disciplined mind becomes strength. But little does he realise his life is now in danger.
Will his sister Megan get to him in time? Not if the evil Queen has anything to do with it.
For a boy who doesn't like change. Dion's strength and determination is the one thing he will have to rely on.
"Amulet is a delightful story about Megan and Dion. On one level the reader is taken through a beautiful fantasy world which is a product of the children's imagination. On another level it intelligently highlights the difficulties presented by the real world to a child on the autism spectrum. The reader is shown how the child on the autism spectrum can be guided through life such that he becomes a full participant. I have no hesitation in recommending this book." – Anna Kennedy OBE, Autism Ambassador
About the Author
Alison Thomas lives in picturesque Holyhead, Anglesey with her family. She has a 1st Class Honours degree in Learning Disability Nursing from Bangor University. From there she went on to work as a Learning Disability Community Nurse and as part of an Autism Assessment Team. An avid Enid Blyton reader as a child, Alison loves to write for children. It is important to her that she uses some of her writing to let readers know more about learning disabilities and autism.