Tiny Prisoners

  • by Maggie Hartley
  • Narrated by Penny MacDonald
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse, violence and neglect.
Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heartbreaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.
From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how - with warmth and dedication - Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie's joy when these children finally smile again - when they realise they do have a future after all.

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*A Story of Healing*

When Maggie Hartley agreed to keep two foster children , Elliott and Evie, she did not know what she had agreed to. It soon became evident that these children were terrified of everything. They had lived a world locked inside their home, mostly unloved and neglected by their parents. They were terrified of even common noises such as a doorbell ringing, and went into meltdown if taken outside. Elliot in particular was damaged, and had no sense of self-worth or the idea that he could be loved. It was a heartbreaking situation. This book is a guide to dealing with such children and is a testament to the power of love.
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- Nana x 3

good book

loved it will read her others. so glad for people who really care. thank you Maggie for caring.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2017
  • Publisher: Orion