When he can't sleep at night because his cells are spinning too fast his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. Jimmy’s mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. There are no bells and whistles simply added for effect. Told from the mesmerising point of view and in the inimitable voice of Jimmy, this is an extraordinary novel about a poor family who is struggling to cope with a different and difficult child. The Eye of the Sheep follows Jimmy’s journey as he tries to understand himself and the world around him. The Eye of The Sheep is an affecting novel about Jimmy, a little boy who, though it isn’t directly mentioned, is on the autistim spectrum. 'The Eye of the Sheep is an extraordinary novel about love and anger, and how sometimes there is little between them," Mr Neville said. Jimmy's teenage brother Robby loves him too and takes him out to play games, however Jimmy's Dad has difficulty coping. Laguna doesn’t waste a lot of time and words on over-dramatising the world of Jimmy and his family. Bombshell revelations are made by the game fixer Jimmy "the Sheep" Battista in a book called "Gaming The Game". Their sad and beautiful story felt very real. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father’s way. Despite its heavy themes, The Eye Of The Sheep is an eminently readable and joyous tale. When he can't sleep at night his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. https://www.bookdepository.com/Eye-Sheep-Sofie-Laguna/9781760292485 Battista would refer to Donaghy aged 43, as "Elvis" due to the fact when it came to picking game winners, in his eyes, he was "The King". It’s the most beautiful and skillful depiction of Australian … It works as a reminder that having a child with special needs is not an impossible task; it is a challenge that runs alongside complexities faced by many families. When he can't sleep at night his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. Told through the eyes of young Jimmy Flick, it’s a story about family dysfunction, social disadvantage and a mother’s love. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. Jimmy's teenage brother Robby loves him too and takes him out to play games, however Jimmy's Dad has difficulty coping. Weathering successive waves of domestic violence, Jimmy navigates his way through the shoals of alcohol-abuse, illness and tragedy that swamp his parents, and ultimately reaches the possibility of equanimity." 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