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Just Another Kid
Just Another Kid
Author: Torey Hayden
Just Another Kid Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle-three recent arrivals from battletorn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380705641
ISBN-10: 0380705648
Publication Date: 4/3/1989
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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obsidianfire avatar reviewed Just Another Kid on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
I love all her books, but I think I like this one the best because of the mother of one of the children. While her girl needs help, the mother is one big mess as well, and through working with Torey as a teacher's aide and and a long painfull process to become friends she gets much of the help she has needed for so long. I ended up caught up in her problems more than the children, but the whole story was great and I love all the help she brings to these children than no one else seems to be able to help.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another touching and heart warming book by Torey Hayden. This time, she finds that the mother of one of her students needs help as much as the woman's daughter. Torey always brings her students to life for the readers, allowing you to see that disabled and severely emotionally disturbed students are very special beyond the confines of their sometimes outrageous behavoirs.
SouthWestZippy avatar reviewed Just Another Kid on + 265 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This one was a hard one to read but well worth the tears. Stories are very sad and it took a lot out of me. Made myself read only a little a day. Took five seven days to read. Torey Hayden is truly a gift and is not affaid to step out of the box. Do wish I had someone like her when I was in school. My gift came to me in the form of a boyfriend(now husband), he pulled me out and aloud me to live.
bookaddict avatar reviewed Just Another Kid on
Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent book from special-ed teacher Torey Hayden. I literally could not put this book down until I finished it.
jazzysmom avatar reviewed Just Another Kid on + 907 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
All of Torey Hayden books are worth the read. This woman is a miracle worker.Here she tells of another story with troubled children and how, with little to no help, she manages to make a class room for these very troubled children that most teachers would not have a clue how to get thru to. She never gives up. Each child is a blessing and even though difficult, you will love them all at the end of the book.
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pilgrimsprogress avatar reviewed Just Another Kid on + 20 more book reviews
This was another interesting glimpse into one school year with Hayden's classroom. What makes this story unique is how much Hayden helps out the mother of one of her students. The transformation that occurs during the year is nothing short of remarkable. Very inspirational read.
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How could I have missed this author! I was very impressed with Torey Hayden and her inventive and loving teaching methods. In this true story she paints a beautiful picture of what these kids' emotional problems are as well as what they physically look like. I could truly see them. What a blessing this teacher was to the children as well as their parents!
blackrose74023 avatar reviewed Just Another Kid on + 56 more book reviews
this book is a good one .


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