One Child

One Child

Book - 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: London : 2004
ISBN: 9780007199051
Branch Call Number: B 362.76092 HAYD
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 18 cm.

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PNopper
Jan 30, 2017

I absolutely loved this book - could not put it down.

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Brendablau
Jan 22, 2017

A wonderful story with a harsh theme. The main characters are lovable and endearing, even though it is a tough story to read.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

There's not much I can even say about this book. It is one of my favorites of all time, definitely my favorite book by the author. So touching and heartbreaking. I absolutely loved it, and have reread it countless times.

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