Format:
Book
Author:
Pelzer, David J.
Title:
A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer.
Publisher, Date:
Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, ©1995.
Description:
xi, 184 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
[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.
Subjects:
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.
Genre:
Personal narratives.
Notes:
Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.8 5.
Contents:
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.
LCCN:
95020792
ISBN:
1558743669
9781558743663
0613171373
9780613171373
9781435235632
1435235630
1558743669
9781558743663
0613171373
1558743669
9780757319105
0757319106
Other Number:
32857798
System Availability:
3
Current Holds:
1
# Local items:
3
Control Number:
659892
Call Number:
362.76 Pelzer
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1