'Ben finds an unusual old bottle buried in the school yard, and in a roundabout way it helps Ben and his family find out what is causing some of the persistent problems he has both at home and at school' (source: NLA).
This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Thai, Japanese, and Korean translations.
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yLisa and the Lacemaker : An Asperger AdventureKathy Hoopmann,
London:Jessica Kingsley Publishers,2002Z18487242002single work children's fiction children's 'When Lisa discovers a derelict hut in her friend Ben's backyard, she delights in exploring the remnants of an era long gone. Imagine her surprise when Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, and reveals that once she was a servant in those very rooms. The old lady draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the cross-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious lacemaker and put the past to rest' (Source: author's website).
yOf Mice and Aliens : An Asperger AdventureKathy Hoopmann,
LondonNew York (City):Jessica Kingsley Publishers,2001Z18487722001single work children's fiction children's science fiction 'Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome, but when an alien crash-lands in his back yard, things really get complicated. The alien, Zeke, knows nothing about Earth's rules and norms and it is up to Ben and his friend Andy to help Zeke survive. The humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties Aspie kids face every day' (Source: author's website).