Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves

The problem by most lights is overwhelming: at least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda?s capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala?part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan?does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a ch The problem by most lights is overwhelming: at least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda?s capital...

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Title:Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves
Author:Jessica Yu
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0544617061
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves Reviews

  • Carol
    Oct 02, 2018
    An amazing true story of one woman's unique way of reconnecting lost children to their families. Very compelling and humbling. ...
  • Mike
    Oct 11, 2018
    The children The abounded The poverty - All out of Kampala This is not a pretty picture, especially since it concentrates on children. This is not a feel good book, but is exceptionally well written. ...
  • BMR, MSW, LSW
    Dec 23, 2017
    This is the story of a woman who dedicates her life to the lost and abandoned children in her area of Uganda. Amazing, heartbreaking, and sobering to see how marginally some people exist (because they can't afford to really "live"). Children are lost or abandoned for many reasons, all ...
  • Lewestover
    Dec 29, 2017
    Interesting story of the work of Gladys Kalibbala, advocate for lost and abandoned children in Kampala, Uganda -- a testament that one individual CAN make a difference, if they so choose. ...
  • Dianna
    Mar 19, 2018
    I found the writing style a bit unstructured for my taste and that made reading this story difficult but the story itself was good, interesting and uplifting. ...
  • Elisabeth
    Sep 04, 2018
    To quote a friend: "There is so much sadness in the world." I wish there had been some pictures. ...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 10, 2018
    this is a worthwhile read, and i am glad jessica yu has been able to share gladys kalibbala's wonderful story with readers. kalibbala is a journalist in kampala, uganda. in her weekly column for a national newspaper, her focus is on stories of homeless children - in an effort to re...
  • Linda
    Dec 13, 2017
    The story of a courageous, inspiring woman in Uganda who helped many lost and abandoned children. ...
  • Margo Tanenbaum
    Apr 17, 2018
    I read this inspirational book before a recent trip to Uganda. It is a very moving story of a Ugandan reporter, Gladys, who has taken it upon herself to try to re-unite lost children in this country of many orphans with relatives. This is a book which will make you feel good about the ...
  • Dunja *a chain reader*
    Nov 25, 2017
    Uganda is a country situated in East Africa. To the east it borders with Kenya, to the north with South Sudan, to the west with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest with Rwanda, and to the south with Tanzania. It is a presidential republic, in which the President serv...
  • Colleen Terrill
    Apr 07, 2018
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  • Hayley
    Feb 12, 2018
    I thought this book was interesting, although the garden-as-central-unifying-line connecting the various braids of different children's story was less-than-effective to me, perhaps in part because we never quite see it come to completion. We get a glimmer, though, so I suppose that's s...
  • Alison
    Nov 21, 2017
    Gladys Kalibbala a woman who does not have a lot of formal education, but has a big heart, and has a drive to keep going, like no other. The author, after having spent time with Gladys, relays these stories about the children that Gladys has help and we get to see the love Gladys has...
  • Jeanne
    Oct 10, 2017
    Can one woman make a difference in the world? Yes. Gladys Kalibbala is saving the lost and abandoned children of Uganda one child at a time and making a huge difference in the lives of entire villages. Her selfless struggle for those with no voice or family of their own is an inspiring...
  • Lisa Davis
    Nov 08, 2017
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  • Dani Anderson
    Sep 02, 2018
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  • Amy
    May 17, 2018
    True tale of hope and perseverance. ...
  • David Schwartz
    Apr 18, 2018
    The story of Gladys and how she cares for lost and abandoned children in Kampala, Uganda is an inspirational story beautifully told. The people you meet in Jessica Yu's wonderful narrative will stay with you long after you finish. ...
  • Reem Mohsen
    Nov 01, 2017
    Gladys Kalibbala is an amazing woman, using the opportunity to begin writing for a newspaper to begin rescuing lost and abandoned children by seeking out their families or others who will again be able to give these children loving homes. Jessica Yu's account of her years shadowing Gla...
  • Anna
    May 18, 2018
    There are so many painful stories told in this book that it took me a long, long time to get through it. Ultimately though one is left with a feeling of hope. Gladys is a marvelous person. Received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Popsugar 2018: a book by an author of a different ...
  • Maribeth Balda-westlund
    Feb 14, 2018
    Inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. A journalist Gladys Kalibbala, works tirelessly to make life better for children on the streets in Kampala, Uganda. Her determination and persistence saves so many children as she advocates for their care and searches to reunite families. S...
  • Jane Yeasted
    Mar 06, 2018
    What a testimony of a woman with convictions & turned them into action with a hugh heart. The book blessed me. Maybe not the most outstanding writing but a moving true story. ...
  • Sudha
    Feb 15, 2018
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  • Amy Morgan
    Jun 20, 2017
    I am giving this book 4 stars mainly because of the story itself. I am not sure if this was translated but the writing for me was not superb so perhaps if it was translated it just did not come over as well as it should have. Having said that, the story of Gladys was many things. It wa...
  • Jill Sabin
    Sep 23, 2018
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  • Kim Honhart
    Dec 13, 2017
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  • Ruth Woodman York
    Oct 24, 2017
    I received this book in a giveaway on Goodreads. It was interesting, heartbreaking, humbling and enjoyable, all rolled into one book. The stories of what one woman, of little means, has done to aid those she doesn't even know, are amazing. The dangers those in other countries face, in ...
  • Sandra Flattery
    Jul 22, 2018
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  • M.
    Sep 17, 2017
    A very hard to read story of the children of Uganda. ...
  • Reilly
    Mar 14, 2018
    Gladys Kalibbala is a journalist, but more importantly, a living example of the power of perseverance in a poverty-stricken Uganda. Through her work, she helps abandoned and/or abused children achieve potential for their futures through using her meager salary to pay for their necessit...