A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive
CD - unabridged
Kit (4 discs)
Product Number: 3A726
Released: Sep 15, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419349751
Narrator/s: Brian Keeler
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Description

Dave Pelzer's astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. This book has spent over 175 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave's mother called him an "it" instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story. A Child Called "It" is the first of three books that chronicle his life. Through publications and public appearances, Dave is now recognized as one of the nation's most effective and respected speakers about child abuse.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Narrator(s): Brian Keeler
Product Number C1584
Released: Oct 23, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402510052
eAudio
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Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Narrator(s): Brian Keeler
Product Number Z09593
Released: Aug 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490653082
eBook
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Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Genre: Self Help
Product Number EB00757724
Released: Apr 10, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780757396076
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Narrator(s): Brian Keeler
Product Number 3K726
Released: Jun 21, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419349768
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Narrator(s): Brian Keeler
Product Number 3C256
Released: Mar 03, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419349775
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Product Number 44119
Released: May 09, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419349713
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Dave Pelzer
Product Number 14361
Released: May 05, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781558743663

Professional reviews

"This gut-wrenching true story of a boy's horrific abuse at the hands of his sick mother is not for the faint of heart. Brian Keeler conveys Pelzer's hopelessness and pain flatly, in a monotone, the only possible way to read the words--they are too unfathomable to embellish with drama. Keeler manages to express Pelzer's strength, courage and iron will to survive by demonstrating his intelligence. He continually outwits his mother to stay alive another day. This story is also a jubilant testimony to the "system" of police officers, teachers, and the school nurse who saved him. What's the point of all the gore? In a word--prevention. A.G.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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