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The Resource Sam and Chester : how a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son, Jo Bailey with Ruth Kelly

Sam and Chester : how a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son, Jo Bailey with Ruth Kelly

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Sam and Chester : how a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son
Title
Sam and Chester
Title remainder
how a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son
Statement of responsibility
Jo Bailey with Ruth Kelly
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Sam Bailey-Merritt was just two years old, almost overnight he lost the ability to communicate or function. His mother, Jo, was at a loss as to what to do as she saw her son grow increasingly isolated and begin to suffer from uncontrollable meltdowns. Eventually, Sam was diagnosed with autism. Sam's condition continued to worsen and, just when Jo had all but given up hope of being able to help him, the family went on a day trip to a nearby miniature pig farm. Sam immediately bonded with a tiny ginger piglet called Chester, who stood sad and alone, apart from the rest of the litter. The connection between the boy and the animal was immediate and their unusual friendship blossomed from the moment the family brought Chester home. The tiny pig refused to leave Sam's side - it was as if he knew that Sam needed a friend
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Bailey, Jo
Dewey number
  • 616.8'5882'0092
  • 616.8'5882'0092
  • 616.8'5882'0092
  • 616.858820092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kelly, Ruth
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  • Bailey, Jo
  • Bailey-Merritt, Sam
  • Mothers and sons
  • Autistic children
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
Sam and Chester : how a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son, Jo Bailey with Ruth Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552173261
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780552173261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Sam and Chester : how a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son, Jo Bailey with Ruth Kelly
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552173261
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780552173261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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