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The story of a child trapped in silence and the teacher who refused to give up on her by Torey Hayden
  

The story of a child trapped in silence and the teacher who refused to give up on her

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Synopsis

The story of a child trapped in silence and the teacher who refused to give up on her by Torey Hayden

A stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination never to abandon a child in need from the internationally bestselling author of 'One Child' and No. 1 bestseller 'Ghost Girl'. Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground 'bump' would release a rage frightening to behold. The school year that followed would prove to be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey's career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations. Yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs, as a dedicated teacher, Torey remained committed to helping a 'hopeless' girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.

Reviews

Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't just valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden. Boston Globe Chilling and affecting. Chicago Tribune Moving - as lively and surprising as the kids it so deftly portrays. O Magazine


About the Author

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. One Child is her first book with Thorsons, with Twilight Children to follow. She currently lives and writes in North Wales with her daughter.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd April 2007

Author

Torey Hayden

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Author's Website

www.torey-hayden.com/

Publisher

Thorsons an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Memoirs
Teaching of students with emotional & behavioural difficulties

ISBN

9780007207633

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