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A Child called "it" ; and, the lost boy : one child's courage to survive

Author: David J Pelzer
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A child called 'it' is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, who played torturous games that left him nearly dead ... In the sequel, The lost boy, Dave is finally 'rescued' by the social-service system, then shuffled in and out of five foster homes. Tears and laughter,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: David J Pelzer; David J Pelzer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Pelzer
ISBN: 9780739400616 0739400614
OCLC Number: 40850536
Notes: "2 complete books in 1 volume"--Cover of dust jacket.
Description: xii, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Child called it --
Lost boy.
Other Titles: Child called "it" ; and, The lost boy
Lost boy
Responsibility: Dave Pelzer.

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"A child called 'it' is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, who played torturous games that left him nearly dead ... In the sequel, The lost boy, Dave is finally 'rescued' by the social-service system, then shuffled in and out of five foster homes. Tears and laughter, despair and hope, all create the journey of this little lost boy desperately looking for the love of a family, a place to call home"--Jacket.

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