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Tiger's Child: The Story of a Gifted, Troubled Child and the Teacher (Sheila #2)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  3,394 Ratings  ·  231 Reviews
Special-education teacher Torey Hayden's first book, One Child, was an international bestseller, thrilling readers on every continent. Their hearts were captured by Sheila, a silent, troubled girl who had been abandoned on a highway by her mother and abused by her alcoholic father, and who refused to speak. As Hayden writes in the prologue to this book, "This little girl h ...more
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Published March 6th 1995 by Scribner (first published 1995)
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Maria Espadinha
Nov 21, 2016 Maria Espadinha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O Amanhã de Sheila


Uma vez reabilitada é legitimo perguntar o que terá sucedido a Sheila?!
Depois de devolvida à sociedade, já fora do alcance e influência de Torey, que destino fôra o seu?
Perdeu-se? Estabilizou?
Regrediu? Evoluiu?
Será que todo o trabalho desenvolvido por Torey no sentido da sua recuperação foi aproveitado e encaminhado?
Ganhou asas e voou ou tornara-se Torey-dependente?

"A Menina Que Nunca Chorava" destina-se àqueles que após a leitura de "A Criança Que Não Queria Falar" , se inter
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Kassie
Nov 27, 2009 Kassie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a severely abused individual I related to this story. I grew up non trusting and still to this day aged 29 I cannot take. Sheila the beautiful little girl in this story went through hell and back, and worse still was all at such a young age. A teacher, this wonderful Author Torey Hayden too this little girl under her wing, she was blessed with patients and best yet her heart was full of love, love for children, love for job, and she believed in the children she taught and cared for.
In three d
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Maria
Feb 27, 2012 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prateleiras
Após o livro "A criança que não queria falar", esta continuação deixou-me sem palavras. É uma mudança brusca na atitude de Sheila, antes uma menina calma e bonita em relação a Torey Hayden mas depois alguém selvagem devido a Tprey a ter abandonado. Mostra-nos a continuação e a persistência de Torey em ajudar a sua querida menina.

Torey Hayden sempre me fascinou, e já li uns quantos livros dela mas penso que "a criança que não queria falar" e "a menina que nunca chorava" são os melhores livros de
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Mariana
Jun 16, 2014 Mariana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-a-friend
3,5*
Gostei mais do primeiro livro, talvez por a Sheila ser uma criança e chocar muito mais o que ia acontecendo.
No entanto, este livro contém partes tão revoltantes como no primeiro, mesmo a Sheila sendo mais velha.
Natalie Martinez
Nov 28, 2013 Natalie Martinez rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book in short depressing. That wonderful little girl we meet in One Child is long gone. She feels confused and angry at the world. To be honest I can see why she does. Not only her mother leaving her but her teacher as well? And then living with her good for nothing father. Probably being abused at foster homes... the list goes on and on. As far as I'm concerned she does have a reason to rant and rave at the world. Also time and time again she mentions how things seemed different to ...more
carolyn
The Tiger's Child, the sequel to Torey Hayden's "One Child", I felt was not as good as "One Child". I do commend Torey on all the dedication that she has shown this child throughout all of the years, even after they lost contact with eachother for years, the connection still was there and brought them back together. It was good to find out that "Sheila" survived all of the ordeals that was tossed her way and had gotten on with her life. I was disappointed though on the career path that she had c ...more
Dian Novita Elfrida
Nov 01, 2007 Dian Novita Elfrida rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To all interested to learn about human characters
Buku ini merupakan sambungan dari buku Sheila: Luka Hati Seorang Gadis Kecil. Sekarang Sheila sudah berusia 14 tahun, namun masih penuh dengan masalah.

Saya lebih menikmati membaca kisah pertama dari kehidupan Sheila. Dalam buku pertama tersebut, saya lebih dapat merasakan pergumulan dan emosi Torey Hayden dalam menghadapi Sheila. Mungkin juga karena Sheila yang sekarang sudah lebih bisa ditangani daripada Sheila kecil berusia 6 tahun. Tapi, tetap sebuah buku yang menarik, khususnya bagi pembaca
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Raquel Bernardes
Dec 20, 2015 Raquel Bernardes rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sabem daqueles livros que vocês pegam e dizem que pela sinopse parece ser um livro porreiro e fácil de ler? Não foi nada fácil, conta a história verídica de uma menina que não falava. Sofreu maus tratos, foi violada, cortada, enfim, não consegui chegar ao fim com a leitura porque era demasiado sofrido para uma pequenina só e de tal maneira que me emocionou que não consegui terminar a leitura. É uma pena que ainda há pessoas que não saibam o que fazem com as crianças.

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Kris
Oct 05, 2015 Kris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
There's a point in this book where the author returns from vacation to find a letter from Sheila, the subject of this book; Sheila writes that she's planning to commit suicide. The letter had been sent at about the same time as Hayden had left for vacation. She tries to figure out how she can find out whether Sheila was still alive, but can't think how she would phrase the question to the staff of Sheila's group home; in the end, she does nothing and gets caught up in her other clients and activ ...more
Cher
Jul 25, 2012 Cher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story I read years ago and just recently revisited. As a pediatric and psych nurse, I have always been a fan of Hayden's books. This is the rare story that goes beyond what Hayden does in the special needs classroom with a five or six year old and actually gives us a glimpse of one of her students (Sheila) into early adulthood. This is the sequel to, One Child.

Many readers comment that they don’t like this book as much as Hayden’s others. It has a different feel to it for sure since it
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Mei
May 18, 2010 Mei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
Torey akhirnya menyelesaikan sekolahnya dan kembali mencari Sheila. Dia mengetahui perubahan pada diri Sheila dan mencoba memperbaikinya. Ternyata Sheila telah menjadi seperti benang kusut setelah Torey meninggalkannya. Dia tidak mau lagi mengingat masa lalu dan menjadi seorang gadis dengan kepribadian yang sangat jauh berbeda dari sebelumnya.

Mengetahui hal tersebut, Torey mencoba mencari alasan mengapa Sheila berubah dan menemukan masa lalu yang kelam dalam kehidupan Sheila sejak mereka berpisa
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Maria Elmvang
Very interesting to read this follow-up to "One Child" and hear what later became of Sheila. I found the idea fascinating that Torey might actually have done as much harm as good in her way of treating Sheila back when she was 6. I can totally see both how Sheila (and her dad) might have seen it that way, and how horrified Torey would have been to discover that could have been the case.

I didn't like this book quite as much as "One Child" though. Torey really didn't come off in the best light her
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Lightreads
One in a series in which Hayden recalls her work as a teacher and therapist for psychologically disturbed children. In this particular book, she reconnects with Sheila, a six-year-old girl she worked with in a previous book who was prone to violent rages and elective mutism. Sheila is a teenager now, and by tracking the course of her life this book squarely confronts some of the difficulties inherent in the 1-year school approach, and in Hayden's books themselves. It's incredibly meta-analytical ...more
Darmaila Wati
Oct 21, 2007 Darmaila Wati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents
Novel ini menuturkan kisah hidup seorang anak (Sheila) yang memiliki emosi sangat labil, akibat masa lalunya yang suram. Sebenarnya kisah Sehila yang diangkat oleh Torey, bukanlah satu-satunya kisah nyata, karena mungkin ada banyak anak-anak lain yang bernasib seperti Sehila;dari keluarga miskin yang broken, pernah dilecehkan secara seksual dan ditelantarkan. Akibatnya Sheila yang sebenarnya memiliki kemamapuan luar biasa dalam hal Iq dengan nilai di atas 180, justru memiliki banyak kendala dala ...more
Sinta Nisfuanna
“Antara dahulu dan sekarang saya selalu percaya bahwa saya telah menyelamatkannya dari bencana terburuk. Kini, setelah menyadari bahwa bahkan ketika dia masih mengikuti kelas saya dia tetap menderita, saya merasa kesakitan. Kesakitan ini semakin menyiksa sekarang setelah saya tahu bahwa bahkan saya tidak tahu tentang penderitaannya.” (Torey ~ h. 264 hlm)

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Lea Patinen
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Alimin
anak-anak lagi.. pendidikan lagi.. sekolah lagi..
Amy
Apr 18, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
I had always wondered what happened to her students later on. Here we find out about one of them.
bakanekonomama
Setiap buku yang saya baca itu pasti memiliki kenangan. Baik itu kenangan lucu, aneh, mengharukan, dsb. Karena itu, biasanya saya membubuhkan data yang sangat lengkap di setiap buku yang saya beli. Mulai dari nama, tanggal beli, harga ketik beli, tanda tangan, dan juga belinya dimana (khususnya kalau belinya itu di event2 tertentu atau sama orang tertentu). Bagi saya, setiap buku tidak hanya mengandung cerita di dalamnya saja, tapi juga ada cerita di balik itu.

Seperti halnya buku Sheila yang ked
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Chana
I didn't enjoy reading it; it read like Torey Hayden's true confessions of the mistakes she made and the ways she failed to help her student. She is always like, I'm just your teacher, when she was obviously so much more both in her mind and her student's mind.
Then we have all the failures of the educational system including that f'd up Least Restrictive Environment law. Torey is spot on when she is skeptical of the law and says it is being implemented to save money. As the mother of a special n
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Bé Né
May 31, 2015 Bé Né rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cela a vraiment été la croix et la bannière pour trouver ce livre et pour cause, il n'est plus édité. Certains particuliers ou professionnels vendent leur exemplaire à un prix juste honteux, mais bon j'ai réussi à trouver un exemplaire à un prix correct, j'en suis ravie !



Torey Hayden est pédopsychologue et écrivaine. Tour à tour enseignante spécialisée auprès d'enfants en grande difficulté psychologique, assistante à l'université, coordinatrice de recherche et consultante pour le traitement des
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Pera
Jul 19, 2015 Pera rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
Setelah mengharu biru dengan kisah sheila di masa kecil, buku ini menggambarkan kehidupan Sheila di usia belasan tahun. sekitar 7 tahun sejak terpisah dari gurunya Torey.

Cukup kecewa karena tidak ada perubahan terhadap kehidupan hidup Sheila setelah kerja keras Torey dimasa Sheila berusia 6 tahun. Sheila tetap tak bisa lepas dari kekerasan demi kekerasan. Pelecehan demi pelecehan. Ayah yang masih saja tak bisa lepas dari narkoba. Tak terbayangkan rasa sia-sia yang dirasakan Torey yang mungkin me
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Lina
Mar 23, 2014 Lina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is written by a psychologist about one of her patients, Sheila. Sheila is a very bright kid but she, unfortunately, comes from a very disturbed background. This background causes her to do stuff that are inhumane and intolerable. Sheila was appointed to go to class with Hayden, the author, as she was a special needs teacher. When sheila and Hayden first meet Sheila does not want to talk to her. Slowly but surely however, they begin to develop a very strong relationship. Hayden realises ...more
Stephanie Emmerson
My child's teacher gave me this book. I read the back cover and gleaned that the book was about a troubled gifted child. I lost much of my innocence when I read it because I didn't need to know the sordid details of Shiela's abuse. I know there are bad people out there but the retelling of the story in this way seems an attempt at evoking a reaction of shock and horror. What comes across to me is that the teacher has an immature relationship with her student. It is almost if Torey needs the rela ...more
Umami
Aug 02, 2014 Umami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ini buku lama, tapi uniknya saya baru mulai baca beberapa hari kemarin dan menyelesaikan baca tadi. Ini bukan buku hasil membel. Ini buku pinjaman dari perpustakaan kabupaten. Hehe. Soalnya, pulang ke rumah, tiba-tiba ada buku nganggur di meja, dan kata adik saya itu dia pinjam tapi tak ia baca.

Awalnya saya tidak berminat baca. Karena bingung mau ngapain sementara buku-buku di rumah sudah saya baca, saya dengan malas membaca buku berjudul Sheila ini. Ini buku serial Sheila yang kedua, buku nonfi
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Aya
Jun 10, 2015 Aya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Některý z příběhů Torey Hayden jsem si chtěla přečíst už dlouho. Z mého to-read listu je ale patrné, že pořadník mám dlouhý a proměňuje se zejména s blížící se výpůjční lhůtou v knihovně.

Proto jsem zajásala, když mi Audiotéka nabídla Spratka, a navíc se slevou. Zpočátku jsem si nebyla jistá hlasem Simony Babčákové, ale po poslechnutí ukázky jsem mu podlehla.

Nevím, jak zní hlas samotné Torey, ale vzhledem k tomu, že jsem se Simonou Babčákovou neslyšela žádné jiné vyprávění, měla jsem pocit, jako
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Sumaiya
May 07, 2014 Sumaiya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bought this book on the 5th of April, 2014 from a gift shop at a hospital where I had an appointment. Started reading and am not able to keep the book down ( even though I have my finals this Friday). It is a love story of different kind. The expansion and growth of a relationship over number of years. A student and a teacher, friends, sisters, mother and a daughter. You name it.

Its also the study of mind. How it works and how it confuses us, how much it change through out time and eats at your
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Lisa
Oct 23, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Sheila had left Torey Hayden's School for children with special needs, she is now grown up. Sheila is 13 going on 14 and more understanding. She is in a very good High School, and her father has stopped drinking, he is a new man now. Desperately seeking her mother Sheila has put an ad out in the paper looking for her. She writes letters to a complete stranger pretending that she is her mother but when she is supposed to meet her, no one is there. Torey Hayden still had that magical connec ...more
Charles Haddon
Apr 30, 2010 Charles Haddon rated it really liked it
Now this was an interesting book, following on from Torey Hayden's earlier true life book, called One Child. It's about the same girl as in One Child, a gifted and exceptional girl called Sheila. Except that in this book Sheila has grown up and she did not see her past life the same as Torey had done.

Torey worked with maladjusted kids who had had awful lives. She sounds like a concerned, committed teacher. This book describes how when she meets "Sheila" the girl has turned into an interesting a
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Pinakini
Jul 09, 2016 Pinakini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"... I can't go over it, I can't go under it, I can't go around it. I've been trying all of them. So I better go through it."

"... Accepting, forgiving and then letting go. I think I can accept. I think Ivan even forgive, but I've been wondering and wondering about letting go. Trying to figure out what 'letting go' entails, and all I can think of is that it means living your life forward. Starting to think of the future more than the past."

So many of true thoughts and true acceptances of our own
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Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L. Hayden (born May 21, 1951 in Livingston, Montana) is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non-fiction books based on her real-life experiences with teaching and counselling children with special needs.
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