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A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive  Cover Image Book Book

A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive

Pelzer, David J (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0606227814
  • ISBN: 0757319106
  • ISBN: 9780757319105
  • ISBN: 1435235630
  • ISBN: 9781435235632
  • ISBN: 9780613171373
  • ISBN: 0613171373
  • ISBN: 9781558743663
  • ISBN: 1558743669
  • Physical Description: xi, 184 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, ©1995.

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General Note:
Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
Formatted Contents Note: The rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- The fight for food -- The accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's Prayer -- Epilogue -- Perspectives on child abuse.
Summary, etc.: [This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."--Back cover.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.8 5.
Subject: Pelzer, David J
Abused children California Daly City Biography
Children of alcoholics California Daly City Biography
Abusive mothers Family relationships California Daly City
Family violence California Daly City
Foster home care California
Foster home care California
Foster home care
Genre: Personal narratives.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Slater Public Library - Griswold.


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