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Beautiful Child - by Torey Hayden (Paperback)

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  • From the bestselling author of One Child comes this amazing, true story of a mute and withdrawn seven--year--old girl and the special education teacher determined never to abandon a child in need.Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never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.
  • Author(s): Torey Hayden
  • 400 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, People with Disabilities

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About the Book



From the bestselling author of One Child comes this amazing, true story of a mute and withdrawn seven year old girl and the special education teacher determined never to abandon a child in need.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.



Book Synopsis



From the bestselling author of One Child comes this amazing, true story of a mute and withdrawn seven--year--old girl and the special education teacher determined never to abandon a child in need.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.



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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.



Review Quotes




"Fresh and compelling...[Hayden] spins out the story with gusto and a storyteller's art." -- Chicago Tribune

"Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life." -- Los Angeles Times

"Torey Hayden gives one hope for the future of public schools, indeed for the future of the human race." -- Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

"The world needs more like Torey Hayden." -- Boston Globe

"Hayden is a fine storyteller." -- Washington Post

"A rich tapestry of a group of special needs youngsters and the adults who try to help them." -- Publishers Weekly

"It has been a long time since you read a book with the emotional impact of One Child." -- New York Times


Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: People with Disabilities
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Torey Hayden
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 51553832
UPC: 9780062662743
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3672
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 7.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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