Beautiful Child

by Torey Hayden

On Sale: 01/29/2013

Beautiful Child

by Torey Hayden

On Sale: 01/29/2013


About the Book

From the bestselling author of One Child comes this amazing, true story of a mute and withdrawn seven—year—old girl and the special education teacher determined never to abandon a child in need.

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 be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey Hayden’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 remained committed to helping a “hopeless” girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.

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Critical Praise

“Fresh and compelling...[Hayden] spins out the story with gusto and a storyteller’s art.” - Chicago Tribune

“Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life.” - Los Angeles Times

“Torey Hayden gives one hope for the future of public schools, indeed for the future of the human race.” - Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

“The world needs more like Torey Hayden.” - Boston Globe

“Hayden is a fine storyteller.” - Washington Post

“A rich tapestry of a group of special needs youngsters and the adults who try to help them.” - Publishers Weekly

“It has been a long time since you read a book with the emotional impact of One Child.” - New York Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062271174
  • ISBN 10: 0062271172
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 01/29/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : EDUCATION / Special Education / General
  • BISAC2 : EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
  • BISAC3 : PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child

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