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From the pioneering learning disabilities specialist Mary MacCracken, a new edition of her book, A Safe Place for Joey showing how enlightened methods of child care can change and improve the lives of even the most troubled children. Here she documents the lives of 5 children reclaimed from impossible circumstances.

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A Safe Place for Joey by Mary MacCracken

From bestselling author and teacher Mary Maccracken comes the engaging and inspiring story of five troubled children who she fought to bring back from the brink Joey is the class clown, but alone proves to be an intensely dark seven-year old who still can't read. Eric is a kindergartener, left withdrawn and speechless by the horrors he's witnessed at home. Alice appears the model fifth year child, but secretly scores zero on every maths test. Charlie, an eight-year old, struggles to understand his place in the world, leaving him confused and alone. Ben comes from a comfortable life at home, but has been called stupid so many times he now believes it. These are some of the learning-disabled children who were in deep trouble until Mary MacCracken, an extraordinary therapist and teacher, works her magic with them and transforms their lives. Her heart-warming book is a testament to her talent, compassion and love.

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

26th February 2015

Author

Mary MacCracken

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

The Real World
Biography / Autobiography
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Memoirs
Teaching of students with emotional & behavioural difficulties

ISBN

9780007555185

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