Saving Danny

Saving Danny

by Cathy Glass

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Overview

The fifteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.
Danny was petrified and clung to me in desperation as I carried him to my car. Trapped in his own dark world, he couldn't understand why his parents no longer loved or wanted him, and were sending him away.

While Danny’s parents have everything they could wish for in material terms, they are unable to care for their only child. This is where Cathy comes in. On a cold dark evening Danny finds a place in her home where he can be himself; away from his parents’ impatience and frustration. Often in his own little world, six-year-old Danny finds it difficult to communicate, finding solace in his best friend and confidant George – his rabbit.
Cathy quickly becomes aware of his obsessively meticulous behaviour in addition to his love of patterns, he sees them everywhere and creates them at any opportunity – in his play and also with his food. She realises that patience is the key to looking after Danny as well as her well-tried strategies for managing children’s behaviour.
With his father refusing to cooperate, it becomes increasingly likely that Danny will be living with Cathy permanently until she gets an opportunity to speak her piece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008130497
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 277,552
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for more than twenty-five years, during which time she has looked after more than one hundred children of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. She has written more than a dozen books, including the bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden, and Mummy Told Me Not to Tell.


Denica Fairman’s numerous theater appearances include Peter
Pan
, The House of Stairs, Julius Caesar, Nicholas Nickleby, Twelfth
Night
, and On the Verge. Among her television credits are Sleepers, Hard Cases, and Letters from a Bomber Pilot. She also appeared in the films The Fabulous Hurt and Duck.

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Saving Danny 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Once again, a great book by a great author, Cathy Glass. This story was about an autistic child and her care for him. Incredible work. I am so happy for the family in this story.