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One Child Paperback – 1 Aug 2007

4.7 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in the Sheila Series

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Element Books; Paperback edition (1 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007199058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007199051
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can’t give many people. She isn’t valuable, she’s incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden.” – Boston Globe

It has been a long time since you have read a book with the sheer emotional impact of One Child.” – New York Times

“Page after page proves again the power of love and the resiliency of life.” – Los Angeles Times

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This beautiful and deeply moving tale recounts educational psychologist Torey Hayden's battle to unlock the emotions of a troubled and sexually abused child who, with the help of Hayden, was finally able to overcome her dark past and realise her full potential. Six-year-old Sheila was abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation -- except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare -- and nurture the spark of genius she recognised trapped within Sheila's silence. This is the remarkable story of their journey together -- an odyssey of hope, courage, and inspiring devotion that opened the heart and mind of one lost child to a new world of discovery and joy.

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