One Child

One Child

This beautiful and deeply moving tale recounts educational psychologist Torey Hayden's battle to unlock the emotions of a troubled and sexually abused child who, with the help of Hayden, was finally able to overcome her dark past and realise her full potential.

Six-year-old Sheila was abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation - except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare - and nurture the spark of genius she recognised trapped within Sheila's silence. This is the remarkable story of their journey together - an odyssey of hope, courage, and inspiring devotion that opened the heart and mind of one lost child to a new world of discovery and joy.

  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 111 x 178 x 20mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 13 Sep 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint: Element Books
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: edition
  • ISBN10: 0007199058
  • ISBN13: 9780007199051
  • Bestsellers rank: 76,160

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