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The Lost Children by Mary MacCracken

The Lost Children

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Mary MacCracken’s The Lost Children shows just how a teacher can transform the life of a troubled child using patience, love and compassion to reach out and give them the help they need. The woman that teacher and writer, Torey Hayden calls an inspiration, citing her as one of his biggest influences.

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The Lost Children by Mary MacCracken


'Mary's moving story shows just what a difference a loving teacher can make. When I was a young teacher, Mary's books inspired me, and I know they will inspire many more generations of teachers and readers, too.' - Torey Hayden, author of international bestseller of One Child

'When it comes to dealing with disturbed children, no one can match Mrs MacCracken for her knowledge, compassion and delicate touch.' - New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Mary MacCracken is a learning disabilities specialist and the author of four bestselling memoirs. She was first published in the 1970s/80s. Mary is now retired and lives in New Jersey, but she is still passionate about sharing her amazing stories and experiences.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th January 2014


Mary MacCracken

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Harper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


256 pages


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