Tiger's Child: The Story of a Gifted, Troubled Child and the Teacher Who Refused to Give up on Her

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9780025491502: Tiger's Child: The Story of a Gifted, Troubled Child and the Teacher Who Refused to Give up on Her

Torey Hayden returns with this deeply-moving sequel to her first book, One Child (the Sunday Times bestseller). After seven years, Torey is reunited with Sheila, the disturbed 6-year-old she tried to rescue Sheila was a deeply disturbed six-year-old when she came into Torey Hayden's life -- a story poignantly chronicled One Child. The Tiger's Child picks up the story seven years later. Hayden has lost touch with the child she helped to free from a hellish inner prison of rage and silence. But now Sheila is back, now a gangly teenager with bright orange hair -- no longer broken and lost, but still troubled and searching for answers. This story of dedication and caring that began in childhood moves into a new and extraordinary chapter that tests the strength and heart of both Sheila and her one-time teacher. In The Tiger's Child the skilled and loving educator answers the call once again to help a child in need through her difficult yet glorious transition into young womanhood.

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Shelia was a deeply disturbed 6 yr old, when she came into Torey Haydens life, a story poignantly chronicled in one child. Over the course of 5 remarkable months, this dedicated special education teacher profoundly touched the life of this abandoned abused child. Then torey lost touch with the child se had helped to free from a hellish inner prison of rage and silence. but 7 yrs later, shiela was back, now a gangly teenager with bright orange hair, no longer broken and lost, but still troubled and searching for answers. This marked a new and extraordinary charpter in a story of dedication and caring, one that would test the strength and heart of both sheila and her one time teacher. Torey would once again answer the call to help Sheila, this time guideing her through a difficult yet glorious transition into young womenhood.

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The paperback was No 1 on the Sunday Times best-seller list. "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 "Read The Tiger's Child and the characters will haunt you." Indianapolis News. "Resonates with drama! A deeply moving sequel." Library Journal.

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