"Were all just somebody else's kids . . . "
A small seven-year-old boy who couldn't speak except to repeat weather forecasts and other people's words . . . A beautiful little girl of seven who had been brain damaged by terrible parental beatings and was so ashamed because she couldn't learn to read . . . A violently angry ten-year-old who had seen his stepmother murder his father and had been sent from one foster home to another . . . A shy twelve-year-old from a Catholic school which put her out when she became pregnant . . .
"What do we matter?"
"Why do you care?"
They were four problem children-put in Torey Hayden's class because no one else knew what to do with them. Together, with the help of a remarkable teacher who cared too much to ever give up, they became almost a family, able to give each other the love and understanding they had found nowhere else.
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Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a former special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She currently lives and writes in North Wales, U.K., with her husband and daughter.Review:
"A heartwarming book full of tenderness."-- "Library Journal""Hayden is a fine storyteller, recounting the touching bonds that form among the children and between Hayden and her students."-- "The Washington Post"
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Book Description Tandem Library, 1982. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94528701
Book Description Tandem Library. School & Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2749946975
Book Description Tandem Library, 1982. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2749912074
Book Description Avon Books, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. No DJ but with a pictorial cover. Apart from some very light shelf wear to the cover, and a light tan to the page edges, this is in very good condition. The pages are tight, bright and extremely clean and there are no inscriptions. All my books are carefully packed and I make every effort to despatch orders the same day. If you have any questions regarding this book please do not hesitate to ask. A photograph of the actual book is readily available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 011751