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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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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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Another masterpiece in my opinion

I love Cathy Glass books. This one is very unique to others I have read. The boy is similar to my own brother so it hit home a hit. I wish my brother had someone like Cathy in his life when he was younger. He suffers much as an adult and needs a lot of attention. Thank goodness he can live alone and do for himself. I’m sure Danny is able to as well. I can’t wait to share this book with my siblings.

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Sad that some people refuse to face reality

Danny is a lucky boy to have a great carer who puts her father in his place and thereby changes the entire course of his life. it starts sad and almost hopeless but the ending is great and bonds are created.

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great story

I love all Cathy's books. I am reading them in order. girl alone is up next. I love that she has updates on the kids as well.

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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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amazing

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

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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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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

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  • Mary Jackson
  • 10-27-16

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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  • DianeF
  • 03-12-15

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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  • Virginia
  • 08-27-20

Not one of Cathys best!

Having read/listened to many of Cathys books I was unfortunately disappointed with this one. I found it dull & quite repetitive.
Thank goodness for Denica Fairmens narration who tries to bring it to life with her lovely voice.

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  • steph
  • 01-21-16

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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  • Flossy
  • 05-05-22

saving Danny

I loved it as it shows with a bit off help the child and parents of special needs children can lurn to understand their needs and have a strong understanding of the child's needs and progress as a normal family

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  • Reeree
  • 08-26-20

another amazing read

brilliant , very heart warming ♥ couldn't put this down could relate easily to story

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  • anna sharp
  • 10-02-19

Saving Danny

loved it cant wait for the next one from Cathy Glass really enjoyed this storyline

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  • Jemma
  • 08-11-19

fell in love.

fell in love with Danny.
he was so real to me.
keep up good work xx

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  • gemma rigley
  • 09-10-17

cathy glass's books

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

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  • tracey burton
  • 08-05-17

Saving danny

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

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  • Jodie Blampied
  • 11-17-21

not as dramatic as some stories but still good

story took a while to get going but still a moving and interesting story and great narrator as usual!

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  • Sarah
  • 11-08-21

brilliant

absolutely wonderful story that shows the true struggles of special needs children and parenting. beautifully written as always