From the author of international bestsellers A Circle of Children and Lovey comes an inspiring true story of a gifted teacher's determination to understand the `rotten' city kid everyone has given up on.Sitting quiet and withdrawn at a battered school desk, Luke had the looks of a shy angel - and a past that special needs teacher Mary MacCracken could barely believe.Already Luke had been picked up 24 times by the police.
He'd set over a dozen major fires, and had a staggering record of thefts.
No adult could reach him, no teacher could control him, and no policeman could cow him.
All this - and Luke was only seven and a half years old.Trying to help Luke was Mary MacCracken's job - and a seemingly impossible challenge.
This is the remarkable story of how the impossible came true.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 25/08/2014
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780007555161
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