Publisher description for The flight of a dove / Alexandra Day.


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An inspiring story about an autistic child

Betsy is a child trapped inside her own body. Her autism keeps her isolated and alone, a world apart from even her mother. After hearing about a school for children with developmental disabilities, Betsy's mother enrolls her with high hopes. But once there, Betsy cries uncontrollably and refuses all attempts to comfort her. She sits with her eyes shut tight and her fists clenched. The head teacher believes that animals sometimes help children overcome problems, so she tries to engage Betsy with the many pets in residence at the school. Betsy shows no interest in any of them -- until the day one special bird manages to catch her attention.
The Flight of a Dove is a moving story graced with evocative illustrations by the author, who works in hospitals with her own therapy dog.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Autism Fiction, Animals Fiction, Birds Fiction