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A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor  Cover Image Book Book

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

Pelzer, David J. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1558743669
  • ISBN: 9781558743663
  • ISBN: 0613171373
  • ISBN: 9780613171373
  • ISBN: 9781435235632
  • ISBN: 9780757319105
  • Physical Description: xi, 184 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [1995]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing dates, and paging may vary.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
[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:
850L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.8 5.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.8 5 36564.
Subject: 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.
Child abuse > Personal narratives.
Children of parents with disabilities > Personal narratives.
Foster home care > Personal narratives.

Available copies

  • 92 of 106 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Crawford County.


  • 3 current holds with 106 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Bourbon 362.7 PEL (Text) 33431000628048 New Non-Fiction Available -
Crawford County Library-Steelville 362.7 PEL (Text) 33431000174134 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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