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The Lost Children: Part 2 of 3 [Kindle Edition]

Mary MacCracken
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The Lost Children can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 2 of 3 (Chapters 5-11 of 25).

You can read Part 2 one week ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

First published in 1974 as A Circle of Children this is the first of four books from learning disabilities specialist Mary MacCracken.

This is a book about children so emotionally disturbed they cannot fit into society; it is also the story of a woman whose involvement with these children changed the shape of their lives forever.

When Mary MacCracken joined a school for emotionally disturbed children as a volunteer, she quickly found herself rocked to the core by the strong, loving people who taught there, the hard-pressed and bewildered parents, and the damaged children. On the outside most of the children looked healthy. But the reality was far sadder. Locked away from love and any human contact, these children struggled with life every day.

It soon became evident that Mary MacCracken was a natural, gifted teacher. Using her instincts, observations and common sense, Mary was able to establish a rapport with even the most difficult children. Overtime, Mary taught her class to eat and to drink; she decoded their mutterings, and taught them to talk and to read. But most important of all she helped them to take the first steps towards feeling love and trust.

There are no miracle-workers in this story, only a remarkable woman who refused to give up. Heartfelt, moving and incredibly inspiring, this is an amazing story about the astonishing human capacity for growth and change, even in those whom society regards as beyond help.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1680 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (23 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H1FLG9Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A touching read 29 Jun 2014
By peter
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Possibly, very slightly over long but I so admired the matter of fact way this moving story was written without milking the reader with melodramatic sentiment. I love that subtlety often while accounting considerable trauma or adversity.
Very well written, almost diarysed (it is a word now; the proper spelling escapes me for now).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual reading 2 May 2014
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I found this book an interesting read, that kept you wondering. An enthralling read, and I would highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very moving 17 Mar 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. I work with children with additional needs and can relate to the small triumphs of the boys. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent 25 Feb 2014
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Well written true story and was a joy to read. The author should be proud of her achievements both in employment and writing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Teachers feel the love 10 Mar 2014
By Kim Walsh - Published on Amazon.com
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I felt the passion from this teacher. I am a teacher myself and agree totally with Mary. We have to have the love to make a difference in disturbed children's lives.
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