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The Lost Children By Mary MacCracken

The Lost Children by Mary MacCracken

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Summary

First published in 1974 as A Circle of Children this is the first of four books from learning disabilities specialist Mary MacCracken.

The Lost Children Summary

The Lost Children by Mary MacCracken

First published in 1974 as A Circle of Children this is the first of four books from learning disabilities specialist Mary MacCracken.

This is a book about children so emotionally disturbed they cannot fit into society; it is also the story of a woman whose involvement with these children changed the shape of their lives forever.

When Mary MacCracken joined a school for emotionally disturbed children as a volunteer, she quickly found herself rocked to the core by the strong, loving people who taught there, the hard-pressed and bewildered parents, and the damaged children. On the outside most of the children looked healthy. But the reality was far sadder. Locked away from love and any human contact, these children struggled with life every day.

It soon became evident that Mary MacCracken was a natural, gifted teacher. Using her instincts, observations and common sense, Mary was able to establish a rapport with even the most difficult children. Over time, Mary taught her class to eat and to drink; she decoded their mutterings, and taught them to talk and to read. But most important of all she helped them to take the first steps towards feeling love and trust.

There are no miracle-workers in this story, only a remarkable woman who refused to give up. Heartfelt, moving and incredibly inspiring, this is an amazing story about the astonishing human capacity for growth and change, even in those whom society regards as beyond help.

The Lost Children Reviews

'Mary's moving story shows just what a difference a loving teacher can make. When I was a young teacher, Mary's books inspired me, and I know they will inspire many more generations of teachers and readers, too.'
Torey Hayden, author of international bestseller of One Child

'When it comes to dealing with disturbed children, no one can match Mrs MacCracken for her knowledge, compassion and delicate touch.'
New York Times Book Review

About Mary MacCracken

Mary MacCracken is a learning disabilities specialist and the author of four bestselling memoirs. She was first published in the 1970s/80s. Mary is now retired and lives in New Jersey, but she is still passionate about sharing her amazing stories and experiences.

Additional information

GOR005521952
9780007555123
0007555121
The Lost Children by Mary MacCracken
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2014-01-30
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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