A Child Called It: by Dave Pelzer
Author: Dave Pelzer
|A Child Called It|
An Abused Child's Journey from Victim to Victor
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
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.
Features: Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.48" H x 7.56" L x 4.99" W (0.41 lbs) 195 pages
Carton Quantity: 57
Publisher: Health Communications
US SRP: 11.95 US
Pub Date: September 01, 1995
- Inspiration | Motivational | Biography & Autobiography
- Christian Living | Practical Life | Contemporary Issues
- Biography & Autobiography | Specific Groups | Special Needs
- Family & Relationships | Abuse
- Self-Help | General
-Abused children -Abusive mothers
-California -Children of alcoholics
-Daly City -Family relationships
-Family violence -Foster home care
-Pelzer, David J
- Theometrics | Secular
- Religious Orientation | Christian
OCLC Number: OCLC#54500534
Grade Range: 9-12
Lexile Level: 850
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