Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

tudor queens series books of the month
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

A Safe Place for Joey by Mary MacCracken
  

Sue Baker's view...

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.

Like for Like Reading

Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard, Torey Hayden

City Kid, Mary MacCracken

Who is Sue Baker

Synopsis

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 Eric is a kindergartener, left withdrawn and speechless by the horrors he's witnessed at home.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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd February 2015

Author

Mary MacCracken

More books by Mary MacCracken
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Harper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

The Real World
Biography / Autobiography
eBook Favourites

Memoirs
Teaching of students with emotional & behavioural difficulties

ISBN

9780007555185

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools