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Summary

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.

©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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saving danny

I have read and listened to lots of this authors book and enjoyed all of them, but this one is very good as you don't guess how it ends. great book.
also the narrator keeps you listening.

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  • DF
  • 12-03-15

Another excellent production

Classic Cathy Glass writing, it draws you in and you feel the whole range of emotions.

Classic performance from Danica Fairman, she really draws you into the story. I can't imagine anyone else narrating for Cathy, the partnership is perfect.

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Cathy glass

This book is wonderful! I borrowed this from a friend, and couldn't put it down. As a disabled person myself, she portrayed danny's situation perfectly and this is true a pet can give you more love and security than sometimes humans do! Cathy's such a wonderful sensitive person, and is just right for fostering!

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cathy glass's books

loved it, please white more. books, ur work is awesome cathy glass. good books

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Saving danny

This was a brilliant book I will be telling my friends about this book turely

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Another great book

I absolutely love the Cathy Glass books, I love the fact that they are all done with the same voice as you can really imagine that this is the voice of Cathy Glass.

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A very good lecture

What did you like most about Saving Danny?

At the beginning I was thinking of returning this book and when I got into it I was captivated by it. In fact, it gives a lot of leads how to deal not only with children but also with adults. I liked the language of Mrs Glass where in a "novel" type of expressions she transported quite a lot of psychology. I find it very useful.

What about Denica Fairman’s performance did you like?

I liked her reading and I noticed that all books of Mrs Glass are read by her. I wonder if some of them might have been read by a male voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not at the beginning, but some 1/3 into it I got captivated.

Any additional comments?

Has not only a psychological dimension but human as well.

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Done it again

Well done Cathy another brilliant and gripping story was hooked by the first chapter. Can't wait for the release of your next book

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  • Yevgeny
  • Worthing, United Kingdom
  • 17-07-16

Let down by narration

As other books by Cathy Glass this one is a sad and touching story. As a prospective adopter I found them helpful and would recommend to read/listen them along with special literature.

Narration however is what lets this and other books down. Not that it's bad it's just not fitting. It sound like the book read for 6 year olds.

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loved it..

very emotional as always.. so well written and had me hooked in the first chapter as do all of the Cathy Glass books

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  • María del Carmen Camarena
  • 09-06-17

The most hands on: how to become a better parent, book by Kathy class I have ever read

I love reading about what each child brings to the lives of Kathy and her family. And what she does for them.

One of the reasons why I found this book particularly enjoyable, are the descriptions in detail that she makes of Danny interacting with his pet. Shows how much pets can help people deal with their own emotions.

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  • LaughingSun
  • 13-06-17

Another wonderful story

Thank you Cathy for sharing Danny's story. I'm so glad that you helped his father understand Danny so that they could be a family again :)

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  • gina
  • 13-11-16

amazing

cathy is such an awesome care taker she not only saved Danny but his family also

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  • The Girls
  • 05-10-16

Tear Jerker

Book was very good. Love how it shows that just a little patient can get you anywhere as long as you put your mind to it.

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  • Lisa Harris
  • 18-01-16

a definite sleep killer

Love all of the glass books, I can never stop listening to one until I have finished, it really can be detrimental to my sleep schedule lol