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Description - One Child Large Print by Torey Hayden

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007240630
ISBN-10: 0007240635
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 428
Imprint: Thorsons
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Torey Hayden

Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She is the former President of North Wales Childline. She currently lives and writes in North Wales with her husband and daughter.

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