Beautiful ChildBook - 2002
From the bestselling author of One Child comes this amazing, true story of a mute and withdrawn seven--year--old girl and the special education teacher determined never to abandon a child in need.
Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground "bump" would release a rage frightening to behold. The school year that followed would be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey Hayden's career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations--yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs--as a dedicated teacher remained committed to helping a "hopeless" girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.
From Library Staff
DBRL_KrisA Jan 16, 2018
As Torey Hayden books go, this one was okay; it didn't tug on my heart like some others have, but it also didn't leave me emotionally exhausted. Sadly, the theme of child abuse that seems to run throughout Hayden's books is present here too, but not to the horrible levels shown in other books.
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