Venus ha sei anni ed è una degli otto bambini di una famiglia famosa per le sue difficoltà e per gli episodi di violenza. Venus non parla e non reagisce: a occuparsi di lei con molta dedizione è la sorella maggiore Wanda che è ritardata. Con il tempo e molto coraggio Torey Hayden scoprirà che in realtà Wanda è la madre di Dorothy e riuscirà a stabilire un rapporto con la bambina. Le sue capacità di insengnante unite alla grande forza dell'amore riusciranno ancora una volta nel miracolo.
- ISBN: 8879724991
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 360
This book was a pretty good read. Fairly predictable, extremely self-congratulatory, and slightly dated in a lot of ways, some of which are fairly problematic by todays standards imho, but overall, a decent feel-good read that isn't going to tax your mental faculties by any stretch of the imaginatio Leggi tutto
Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden was an amazing memoir. The setting for the majority of the book was a classroom, as the narrator (Torey Hayden) is a special education teacher. There were five students in her classroom: an aggressive, loud nine-year-old named Billy, an eight year old named Jesse deal Leggi tutto
This is my first Tory Hayden book and I plan on reading more. This book is a story of her struggles with a classroom of children with special needs. You come to love each of the children and ache for the trials they face. But the amazing experience of the one girl in this story going from no respons Leggi tutto
I struggled with this for quite some time. The first 200 pages or so seemed to be like 'Groundhog Day' - day after day of never-changing school routine. In the second half of the book things moved in leaps and bounds. I couldn't seem to warm to either Torey or Julie for different reasons. However, t Leggi tutto
Review written May 24, 2019 3.7 STARS - As always a true touching child story from Hayden ********************************************** « 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 Leggi tutto
The story of this child is horrific and deeply sad, but told incredibly well. However, I wanted to hear more about her than the special education teacher who, though she's definitely an important person in this book, clouds over everything with her presence. I would rather hear more about the future Leggi tutto
In Torey Hayden’s sixth book BEAUTIFUL CHILD young Venus doesn’t speak and only reacts when her space is invaded. Her violent responses threaten her placement in school. Venus and four difficult boys make for a challenging class especially with a passive-aggressive aide who thinks she knows better t Leggi tutto
I love Torey Hayden books. She does a great job of drawing you into the book making you understand both her point of view and the child's point of view along with great descriptions of methods she used and I find her extremely self aware of her own strengths and weaknesses and is unafraid to admit t Leggi tutto
This is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. Torey's work with children is astonishing. As a teacher of children with special needs, she exemplifies patience, endurance and compassion beyond measure. What I love about her writing most, though, is her honesty. She talks about her negativ Leggi tutto
What a book!!! I felt virtually there every step of the way. I am grateful to the author Torey for sharing this portion of her life. I 100% felt the frustration of trying to connect with these kids. That first hurdle is the hardest. But you persevered with such a wonderful outcome. For Venus's paren Leggi tutto
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