Books by Torey Hayden

THE VERY WORST THING by Torey Hayden
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Despite these flaws, this is a well-wrought problem novel for the younger set. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old David, passed among foster homes for as long as he can remember, has never had anything or anyone of his own except his sister, who is now in juvenile hall. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"Compelling, well written, and extremely moving."
The unsettling story of a mute, nearly catatonic seven-year-old in her special-education classroom. Read full book review >
THE TIGER'S CHILD by Torey Hayden
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"An effective chronicle of a relationship full of potholes that nonetheless brings both student and teacher further along the road to maturity."
Sheila, the mute, abused six-year-old protagonist of Hayden's bestselling One Child (not reviewed), returns in a fast- paced, real-life narrative that rewards the reader with a happy ending. Read full book review >