Lost Child

Lost Child

The True Story of A Girl Who Couldn't Ask for Help

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition
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Jessie is nine years old and looks like the perfect little girl, with red hair, green eyes and a beguiling smile. She even has a talent for drawing gorgeous and intricate pictures. But Jessie also knows how to get her own way and will lie, scream, shout and hurt to get just exactly what she wants. Her parents say they can't take her back, and her social workers struggle to deal with her destructive behaviour and wild mood swings. After her chaotic passage through numerous foster placements, Jessie has finally received a diagnosis of an attachment disorder. Attachment disorders arise when children are deprived of the all- important close bonds with trustworthy adults that allow them to develop emotionally and thrive. Finally educational psychologist Torey Hayden is called in to help. Torey agrees to weekly meetings with Jessie to try and uncover why she is acting out. Torey's gentle care and attention reveal shocking truths behind Jessie's lies. Can Torey and the other social workers help to provide the consistent loving care that has so far been missing in Jessie's life, or will she push them away too?
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2019]
Edition: Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062944719
Branch Call Number: 618.928588 HAY
Characteristics: large print., rda

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