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Beautiful Child
Beautiful Child Torey Hayden 0060508876 9780060508876 In the tradition of David Pelzers A Child Called It comes the unsettling story of a mute, almost catatonic seven-year-old and the special education teacher who tries to save her from the silence a
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Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

In the tradition of David Pelzers A Child Called It comes the unsettling story of a mute, almost catatonic seven-year-old and the special education teacher who tries to save her from the silence and abuse of her world. Hayden has chronicled experiences from her long career as a special education teacher in several books, including One Child and The Tigers Child. Successes in this difficult and often frustrating field can be few and hard won, a fact which Hayden deftly illustrates while simultaneously offering hope and joy in small victories. This time she brings to life the story of a scruffy seven-year-old, Venus, who is so unresponsive that Hayden searches for signs of deafness, brain damage or mental retardation. The author is relentless in her attempt to diagnose the cause of Venuss almost catatonic state, which is punctuated by occasional violent outbursts. In this first-person narrative, Hayden also shares her own thoughts, worries and reflections on the strained relationship with a mismatched classroom aide, creating a rich tapestry of the dynamics of a group of special needs youngsters and the adults who try to help them.

Author: Torey Hayden

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: 2003-04-29

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