Just Another Kid

Just Another Kid

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From the bestselling author of One Child comes these remarkable stories of six traumatized children who appeared to have no hope for the future and the incredible teacher who would break through their shells. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle--three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak. With compassion, rare insight, and masterful storytelling, teacher Torey Hayden once again touches our hearts with her account of the miracles that can happen in her class of -special- children.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 104.14 x 175.26 x 33.02mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0380705648
  • 9780380705641
  • 99,733

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Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle-three recent arrivals from battletorn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak. With compassion, rare insight, and masterful storytelling, teacher Torey L. Hayden once again touches our hearts with her account of the miracles that can happen in her class of -special- children.show more

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""Just Another Kid" is not just another book. This remarkable teacher's memoir reminds us that love takes many forms."-- "The New York Times"""Just Another Kid" is an enchanting, inspiring book...impossible to put down."-- "The Washington Post"show more
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