For the first time, bestsellers Somebody Else’s Kids and The Tiger’s Child are combined to show Hayden’s extraordinary attempt to rescue the children that no one else wanted to help.
In Somebody Else’s Kids, four problem children are placed in Torey Hayden's class because nobody knew what else to do with them. They were a motley group of kids in great pain: a small boy who echoed other people's words and repeated the weather forecast; a beautiful seven-year-old girl brain damaged by savage parental beatings; an angry ten-year-old who had watched his stepmother murder his father; and a shy twelve-year-old who had been cast out of Catholic school when she became pregnant. But they shared one thing in common: a remarkable teacher who would never stop caring – and who would share with them the love and understanding they had never known to help them become a family.
In the Sunday Times best seller The Tiger’s Child, Haydon attempts to reconnect with an abandoned teenager she helped as a child. Sheila, a gangly teenager with bright orange hair – is no longer broken and lost, but still troubled and searching for answers. It is up to Hayden to once again answer the call to help a child in need.
No 1 on the Sunday Times best-seller list.
“Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can’t give many people. She isn’t valuable, she’s incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden.” – Boston Globe
"Read The Tiger's Child and the characters will haunt you." Indianapolis News.
"Resonates with drama… A deeply moving sequel." Library Journal.
About the author
Born in Montana, USA, Torey Hayden has spent most of her adult life working with children in distress. Now living in Great Britain, she divides her time between writing and volunteer work with several British charities. Torey is author of numerous internationally best-selling books about her experiences as a special education teacher and therapist. She has also written two novels and two children's books.
Find her at www.torey-hayden.com