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The Resource A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor, Dave Pelzer

A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor, Dave Pelzer

Label
A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor
Title
A child called "it"
Title remainder
an abused child's journey from victim to victor
Statement of responsibility
Dave Pelzer
Title variation
  • Child called it
  • child called "It"
Title variation remainder
one childs courage to survive
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Summary
Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
Tone
Award
  • Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2005.
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming), 2000.
  • West Australian Young Readers's Book Award (WAYRBA), Older Readers, 2005.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
176013
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pelzer, David J
Dewey number
  • 362.7/6/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
850L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
HV883.C2
LC item number
P45 1995
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
850
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
David Pelzer trilogy
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pelzer, David J
  • Abused children
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Abusive mothers
  • Family violence
  • Foster home care
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one child's courage to survive
Label
A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor, 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
Contents
The rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- The fight for food -- The accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's Prayer -- Epilogue -- Perpsectives on child abuse
Control code
309645
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xi, 184 pages
Isbn
9781558743663
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95020792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781558743663
  • (OCoLC)32857798
Label
A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor, 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
Contents
The rescue -- Good times -- Bad boy -- The fight for food -- The accident -- While father is away -- The Lord's Prayer -- Epilogue -- Perpsectives on child abuse
Control code
309645
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xi, 184 pages
Isbn
9781558743663
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95020792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781558743663
  • (OCoLC)32857798

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