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Somebody Else's Kids


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/ Key title From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of one teacher's determination to turn a chaotic group of damaged children into a family. / 'Just Another Kid' sold 40,000 in the first month and reached No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. 'Ghost Girl' held the number one spot for two weeks in March/April 2006. Torey Hayden's other books have had similar success -- 'The Tiger's Child' was a No. 1 with sales to date exceeding 200,000 and 'One Child' reached No. 2 with sales to date exceeding 360,000 ('One Child' spent an amazing 27 weeks in the ST bestseller Top 10). / Torey Hayden has sold one million books in the UK alone, with worldwide sales exceeding 5 million. Her books have been translated into 28 languages. / Torey is a spokesperson for the NSPCC. She is also a former President of North Wales ChildLine, has worked as a counsellor with the Samaritans and now works extensively with the Citizen's Advice Bureau. / HarperThorsons HarperElement have developed the two biggest selling inspirational memoir authors: Jane Elliott and Torey Hayden with each of them claiming a massive 15% of this market in 2005. / This publication will be supported by an author-led national publicity campaign and online activity -- Torey has an extensive fan base and will be actively promoting the book on her website.

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Torey Hayden is an educational psychologist and a special education teacher who, since 1979, has chronicled her struggles in the classroom in a succession of bestselling books. She currently lives and writes in North Wales. Find her on MySpace at


'Hayden is a fine storyteller, recounting the touching bonds that form among children and between Hayden and her students.' Washington Post 'A heartwarming book full of tenderness.' Library Journal 'Torey Hayden deserves the kind of respect I can't give many people. She isn't just valuable, she's incredible. The world needs more like Torey Hayden.' Boston Globe

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