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Beautiful Child: The Story Of A Child Trapped In Silence And The TeacherWho Refused To Give Up On Her (Paperback)
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Beautiful Child: The Story Of A Child Trapped In Silence And The TeacherWho Refused To Give Up On Her (Paperback)

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A stunning and poignant account of a teacher's extraordinary efforts to break through a young student's self-imposed silence--from the internationally bestselling author of One Child. Torey Hayden had always worked with special needs children. Sometimes the challenge was easy, helping a child with ADD to function normally in a classroom, and other times the challenge was great, trying to connect with a child who has been severely abused in one form or another for much of his/her young life. BEAUTIFUL CHILD is the story of Venus, a seven-year-old girl. She refused to speak and communicated with no one. But Torey had never given up on a child and was determined to break through to Venus. And so the school year began, with Torey utilizing every technique at her disposal to connect with Venus. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by terrible revelations--yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs--as a dedicated teacher remained committed to helping a "hopeless' girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her towards the light of a new day. Told with compassion, sensitivity and humour, this amazing story is an inspiration to all who read it. 1. OVER ONE MILLION COPIES IN PRINT: There is a tremendous readership for Torey Hayden's books, especially in mass market. 2. A TIMELESS TALE: Issues of child welfare are constantly catching the headlines, and Torey Hayden's gripping and indepth tales of children overcoming their troubled pasts reach deep into the heart of readers of any generation. 3. A REAL STORY, WRITTEN BY A REAL HERO: Torey Hayden has worked with emotionally/mentally disturbed children for most of her adult life. This story, based on actual cases that she has dealt with, shows the healing effect of a little love, and a lot of patience and understanding.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780060508876
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 171 x 103 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The world needs more like Torey Hayden." -- Boston Globe
"Hayden is a fine storyteller." -- Washington Post
Hayden is a fine storyteller. --Washington Post
"The world needs more like Torey Hayden."--Boston Globe
"Fresh and compelling...[Hayden] spins out the story with gusto and a storyteller's art."--Chicago Tribune
"A rich tapestry of a group of special needs youngsters and the adults who try to help them."--Publishers Weekly
"Hayden is a fine storyteller."--Washington Post
"Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life."--Los Angeles Times
"Moving...as lively and surprising as the kids it so deftly portrays."--O magazine
"It has been a long time since you read a book with the emotional impact of One Child."--New York Times
"Torey Hayden gives one hope for the future of public schools, indeed for the future of the human race."--Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
The world needs more like Torey Hayden. --Boston Globe"
Fresh and compelling...[Hayden] spins out the story with gusto and a storyteller s art. --Chicago Tribune"
Hayden is a fine storyteller. --Washington Post"
A rich tapestry of a group of special needs youngsters and the adults who try to help them. --Publishers Weekly"
Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life. --Los Angeles Times"
It has been a long time since you read a book with the emotional impact of One Child. --New York Times"
Moving...as lively and surprising as the kids it so deftly portrays. --O magazine"
Torey Hayden gives one hope for the future of public schools, indeed for the future of the human race. --Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People"

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“Beautiful Child”

Very moving, Her will to keep trying when everyone else has given up. if you like Torey haydens books you'll love this one.

Paperback edition
21st February 2007
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“Beautiful Child”

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

Paperback edition
10th September 2009
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