One Child

One Child

Book - 1981
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The story of an emotionally disturbed 6-year-old girl and the course of her treatment by the author. Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, abused by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for the hopelessly retarded after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone said Sheila was lost forever -- everyone except teacher Torey Hayden.
Publisher: New York : Avon, 1981, c1980
ISBN: 9780380542628
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: 1 child


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Jan 30, 2017

I absolutely loved this book - could not put it down.

Jan 22, 2017

A wonderful story with a harsh theme. The main characters are lovable and endearing, even though it is a tough story to read.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

There's not much I can even say about this book. It is one of my favorites of all time, definitely my favorite book by the author. So touching and heartbreaking. I absolutely loved it, and have reread it countless times.


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