Crown Books for Young Readers A Different Kind of Normal
Crown Books for Young Readers A Different Kind of Normal

A Different Kind of Normal

By Abigail Balfe


Publication Date: October 4, 2022

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

In this joyfully illustrated memoir, author-illustrator Abigail Balfe

recounts her journey growing up autistic and the challenges of

navigating the "normal" world around her.

Hi! My name is Abigail, and I'm autistic. But I didn't know I was autistic until I was (kind of) an adult. This is my true story of growing up in the confusing "normal" world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about myself.


There'll be scary moments involving toilets and crowded trains,

heartwarming tales of cats and pianos, and funny memories including my dad and a mysterious tub of ice cream. Along the way, you'll also find some Very Crucial Information about autism.


Important, funny, and completely unique, this book is for anyone who has ever felt different.

About the Author

Abigail Balfe is a Brighton-based writer, illustrator, and creative producer. Original storytelling has always been at the heart of Abigail's career, and she has spent a decade leading social media campaigns for some of the biggest TV and entertainment clients in the world. Abigail also used to perform stand-up comedy and won several tiny trophies for her onstage humor, which involved life-size illustrations, ridiculous songs, and rambling stories about her family.

Author Residence: Brighton, UK

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 240 pages

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 4, 2022

ISBN: 9780593566480

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