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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 06/12/2004
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This beautiful and deeply moving tale recounts educational psychologist Torey Hayden's battle to unlock the emotions of a troubled and sexually abused child who, with the help of Hayden, was finally able to overcome her dark past and realise her full potential.

Six-year-old Sheila was abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation - except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare - and nurture the spark of genius she recognised trapped within Sheila's silence. This is the remarkable story of their journey together - an odyssey of hope, courage, and inspiring devotion that opened the heart and mind of one lost child to a new world of discovery and joy.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007199051
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden." - Boston Globe

It has been a long time since you have read a book with the sheer emotional impact of One Child." - New York Times

"Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life." - Los Angeles Times

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“great read”

this was a really good book read it in just 2 days after my kids went to bed. if you like this you should read street kid by judy westwater. Had me in tears.

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“Amazing”

An amazing read, couldnt put it down, read it within 2/3 nights after putting my son to bed, highly recommend !

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“One Child”

A true story that grabs at your heart strings until the end of the book. Torey Hayden has such a wondeful way of writing these books it makes you feel you are actually there.Once you read this one I highly recommend... More

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