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A Child at Heart : The Story of a Foster Child - Chris Baxter

A Child at Heart

The Story of a Foster Child

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Published: 1st June 2009
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A Child at Heart is the soul-stirring true story of a child in foster care. Five-year-old Marie needed a home for only a few weeks. Like a tsunami, her arrival overwhelmed the comfortable and ordered lives of the author and his wife.

The few weeks stretched into months, then years. Imperceptibly, things were changing. Warfare gave way to an uneasy and exhausted truce, then, finally, to deep and mutual love. Previously repressed under the weight of premature responsibility and anxiety, a delightful child emerged through fantasy and play.

Hers became a charmed household of children's tales and make-believe into which the author and his wife plunged willingly. It was a dreamlike existence set against an uncertain future. And like all dreams, it could not last.

About the Author

Chris Baxter is the founding Editor of the long running magazine Wild and Rock. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2002 for service to environmental journalism. He lives in Melbourne where he is a writer and publisher.

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      2.0

      Interesting story

      By Fussy Reader

      from Brisbane

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      Pros

      • Informative

      Cons

      • Did Not Engage Me

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      Comments about A Child at Heart:

      Informative for those interested in fostering and or understanding children in problem environments or anyone interested in adult /child relationships and difficulties but I found it rather factual, describing events, thoughts and emotions without transferring and engaging me emotionally as a reader.
      Perhaps this is not that important of course if looked at form the point of imparting significant information and for this reason I would recommend the Book to those with particular interest- but not as a general read.

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      4.0

      makes you want to become a foster carer!

      By carrie

      from victoria, australia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Inspirational
      • Well Written

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        Comments about A Child at Heart:

        very inspiring book...a little love can make such a huge difference in a childs life!

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        4.0

        Foster Care Australia - Interesting

        By Keepitsimple

        from East Gippsland

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        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Well Written

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          Comments about A Child at Heart:

          A book written by a foster parent. Basic writting, informative of the subject matter and a nice read.

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          ISBN: 9780980526400
          ISBN-10: 098052640X
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 188
          Published: 1st June 2009
          Publisher: Broad Continent Publishing
          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.400
          Weight (kg): 0.22