Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

by Sy Montgomery, Temple Grandin

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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.

While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.

Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.

This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547733937
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 155,414
File size: 169 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

The Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery writes for adult and children about animals all over the world. From tarantulas in French Guiana, to pink dolphins in the Amazon, Sy explores the shared connections between humans and nature. Like Temple, Sy counts cows among her favorite animals. Sy lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her at www.symontgomery.com .


Researching films, articles, and 22 books, SY MONTGOMERY has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at symontgomery.com and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor.     
TEMPLE GRANDIN is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She is a professor at Colorado State University and the author of several best-selling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.


Hancock, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1958

Place of Birth:

Frankfurt, Germany


Syracuse University: B.A., Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1979; B.A., College of Arts and Sciences, 1979

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Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
JanieAslan More than 1 year ago
Several years ago I heard Temple Grandin being interviewed on a radio talk show. I was beyond amazed, given her childhood history. This is a miraculous story and the accomplishments of this lady are astounding. This book is all about real people in a real world who emerge from great difficulties and literally change their world and the world around them.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You may think you know about Temple Grandin, but this approachable biography feels like sitting down and hearing about her life and her life's work making the world a better place for animals. Great formatting and accessible writing make this a treat of a biography. If you like biographies or are interested in autism or animal rights, don't miss this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All these facts about animal conditions and how they feel, really open your eyes to what goes on to make your food, great book.
BlairsMum More than 1 year ago
I have read a couple of books about Temple Grandin, but this was the best. It is outstanding and should be read by every parent of a child with Autism. I am a Special Education Teacher, but I have never heard or read a more detailed or positive explanation of Autism. And of course Temple is an outstanding example of how someone with this condition can function so productively in the environment. Another young person with a persistent Mother who never gave up and the result is this amazing woman, Temple Grandin! A great read about an outstanding young woman! Well done!
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In this book sy montgomery gives a full view of temple's life
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Sy Montgomery did a fabulous job capturing the intricate Temple Grandin in this book.  It is obvious a significant amount of time was poured into the writing as can be seen by the plethora of quotes and statistics without losing any character.  "Temple Grandin" is a light read but manages to be enthralling as well.  It is absolutely incredible to watch Temple grow up and overcome every closed door that stood in front of her life long goal to help animals. Although I personally read this for a school project, it would be a worthwhile read for any occasion.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is autistic and thanks to Temple, I know there is a bright future ahead.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Grandin has a new read cant wait!