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Somebody else's kids

By: Hayden, Torey

0007258801 / 9780007258802
Paperback
371.9'092
01/10/2007
Stock expected by 16/04/2020
England
18 cm 394 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Putnam, 1981; London: Souvenir, 1982.

From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of one teacher's determination to turn a chaotic group of damaged children into a family. They were all just "somebody else's kids" - four problem children placed in Torey Hayden's class because nobody knew what else to do with them.

They were a motley group of kids in great pain: a small boy who echoed other people's words and repeated weather forecast; a beautiful seven-year-old girl brain damaged by savage parental beatings; an angry ten-year-old who had watched his stepmother murder his father; a shy twelve-year-old who had been cast out of Catholic school when she became pregnant.

But they shared one thing in common: a remarkable teacher who would never stop caring - and who would share with them the love and understanding they had never known to help them become a family.

BIC:

BG Biography: general, JNS Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs

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