Beautiful Child: The Story of a Child Trapped in Silence and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up on Her (Paperback)Torey Hayden (author)
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A stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination never to abandon a child in need from the internationally bestselling author of `One Child' and No. 1 bestseller `Ghost Girl'.
Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground 'bump' would release a rage frightening to behold.
The school year that followed would prove to be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey's career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations. Yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs, as a dedicated teacher, Torey remained committed to helping a 'hopeless' girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 28 mm
"Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't just valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden." Boston Globe
"Chilling and affecting." Chicago Tribune
"Moving - as lively and surprising as the kids it so deftly portrays." O Magazine
Very moving, Her will to keep trying when everyone else has given up. if you like Torey haydens books you'll love this one.
AMAZING! I have read almost everyone of her books and this is one of my favourites. Its amazing to see the transformation the child goes through and the love Torey has for the child. I'm in love with book and... More
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