The Tigers Child: The Story of a Gifted, Troubled Child and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up On (One Child)

The Tigers Child: The Story of a Gifted, Troubled Child and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up On (One Child) by Torey Hayden 0025491504 9780025491502
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Special-education teacher Torey Haydens first book, One Child, was an international bestseller, thrilling readers on every continent. Their hearts were captured by Sheila, a silent, troubled girl who had been abandoned on a highway by her mother and abused by her alcoholic father, and who refused to speak. As Hayden writes in the prologue to this book, This little girl had a profound effect on me. Her courage, her resilience, and her inadvertent ability to express that great, gaping need to be loved that we all feel -- in short, her humanness -- brought me into contact with my own. <P> Since then Hayden has gone on to write books about many of her students, but her fans continue to ask her, What happened to Sheila? The Tigers Child is her response. Here Hayden tells how Sheila, now a young woman, finally came to terms with her nightmare childhood. <P> When Hayden was working on One Child, she showed the manuscript to Sheila, then a teenager, and was astonished to find that Sheilaremembered almost nothing of her troubled younger years. She had no recollection of her many clashes with her teacher as Hayden tried to break through her emotional pain. And although Hayden had managed to get Sheila to communicate and become an active and lively child, Sheilas home life was still very troubled. Her father had been sent to prison when she was eight and Sheila had run away from a series of foster homes until finally she was placed in a childrens home. <P

Author: Torey Hayden

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1995-03-06


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