A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive
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Published:
Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c1995.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xi, 184 pages ; 19 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
850L
Rating:
Young Adult
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362.7 PEL PEL
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Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781558743663 (trade pbk.), 1558743669 (trade pbk.), 9780739400616, 0739400614
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
850

Notes

General Note
Originally published: Omaha, Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.
General Note
Original ed. by Health Communications has subtitle: an abused child's journey from victim to citor.
Target Audience
Young Adult,Follett Library Resources
Target Audience
10-A.
Target Audience
850,Lexile
Target Audience
Young Adult,Follett Library Resources.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,5.0,36564
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Pelzer, D. J. (1995). A child called "It": one child's courage to survive. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pelzer, David J. 1995. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pelzer, David J, A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, 1995.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pelzer, David J. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive. Deerfield Beach, Fla.: Health Communications, 1995. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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