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One Child (Paperback)
  • One Child (Paperback)
Paperback 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

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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.

6th March 2010
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An amazing read, couldnt put it down, read it within 2/3 nights after putting my son to bed, highly recommend !

20th July 2010
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“One Child”

I read this book in just under a week as it was extremely difficult to put down. I so wanted Torey to succeed in taming Sheila that I had to keep reading in the hope that she would get through to this very troubled... More

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