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A Child called "it" : one child's courage to survive, Dave Pelzer

Label
A Child called "it" : one child's courage to survive
Title
A Child called "it"
Title remainder
one child's courage to survive
Statement of responsibility
Dave Pelzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book chronicles the unforgettable 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 tortuous, 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." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive -- dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Intended audience
850
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
5.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
A Child called "it" : one child's courage to survive, Dave Pelzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32857798
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xi, 184 pages
Isbn
9781558743663
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
95020792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A Child called "it" : one child's courage to survive, Dave Pelzer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32857798
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xi, 184 pages
Isbn
9781558743663
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
95020792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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