The Summer of Hope: The Power of Friendship at a Boys' Summer Camp by Ian Cotton

The Summer of Hope: The Power of Friendship at a Boys' Summer Camp by Ian Cotton

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Each summer autistic children are dropped off by their parents for a holiday at a camp in Berkshire where they are welcomed and looked after by young Scouts from London's East End. This is the story of the effect these two sets of boys have on each other.

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Each summer autistic children are dropped off by their parents for a holiday at a camp in Berkshire where they are welcomed and looked after by young Scouts from London's East End. This is the story of the effect these two sets of boys have on each other. Camp Mohawk is a scout camp where, in any given week during the summer holidays, around a dozen specially trained Explorer Scouts from Newham look after a series of disabled children. In this stress-free and happy environment, there develops a remarkable interaction between these autistic children, whose behaviour is among the most difficult imaginable, and their tough, unacademic, young Scout carers, aged 10 to 14 mostly, from one of the poorest areas in England. With minimal adult supervision, these boys deal patiently with incontinence, aggression and anxiety, giving the autistic boys the one experience that no adult carer can ever match - friendship.

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SKU GOR003297366
Title The Summer of Hope: The Power of Friendship at a Boys' Summer Camp
Author By (author) Ian Cotton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0684866676
ISBN 13 9780684866673
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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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Each summer autistic children are dropped off by their parents for a holiday at a camp in Berkshire where they are welcomed and looked after by young Scouts from London's East End. This is the story of the effect these two sets of boys have on each other. Camp Mohawk is a scout camp where, in any given week during the summer holidays, around a dozen specially trained Explorer Scouts from Newham look after a series of disabled children. In this stress-free and happy environment, there develops a remarkable interaction between these autistic children, whose behaviour is among the most difficult imaginable, and their tough, unacademic, young Scout carers, aged 10 to 14 mostly, from one of the poorest areas in England. With minimal adult supervision, these boys deal patiently with incontinence, aggression and anxiety, giving the autistic boys the one experience that no adult carer can ever match - friendship.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003297366
Title The Summer of Hope: The Power of Friendship at a Boys' Summer Camp
Author By (author) Ian Cotton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0684866676
ISBN 13 9780684866673
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
Ex Library No