A Child Called It
Score: 5
From 443 Ratings

A Child Called It


  • Author: Dave Pelzer
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 6245884 Bytes


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...

A Child Called It
Score: 4
From 171 Ratings

A Child Called It


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher : Health Communications, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1995-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558743663


A Child Called It Book Description :

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother...

A Child Called It

A Child Called It


  • Author : David J. Pelzer
  • Publisher : Orion Books
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Abused children
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0752832220


A Child Called It Book Description :

Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'.His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting an inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive....

A Child Called  It
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

A Child Called It


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Abused children
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0752833944


A Child Called It Book Description :

Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. Games that left one of her three sons nearly dead....

A Child Called  It
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Child Called It


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release Date : 2008-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1407210831


A Child Called It Book Description :

Dave Pelzer was beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting look at the horrors of child abuse and the determination of one child to survive against the odds....

My Story
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

My Story


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Abused children
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0752864017


My Story Book Description :

The remarkable trilogy from SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller Dave Pelzer - now in one volume. A CHILD CALLED 'IT' is Dave Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. Throughout, Dave kept alive the dream of finding a family who would love and care for him. THE LOST BOY: the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him. A MAN NAMED DAVE: the gripping conclusion...

A Child Called It
Score: 4.5
From 37 Ratings

A Child Called It


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780757396076


A Child Called It Book 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 on...

A Child Called  It  and The Lost Boy
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

A Child Called It and The Lost Boy


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Abused children
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0739400614


A Child Called It and The Lost Boy Book Description :

A book about child abuse....

The Lost Boy
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

The Lost Boy


  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780757396069


The Lost Boy Book Description :

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "...

A Child Called It
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Child Called It


  • Author : Pelzer Dave
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1632450550


A Child Called It Book Description :

"Things Fall Apartmay well be Africa's best loved novel. . . . For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction." --Kwame Anthony Appiah "Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebulli...

It to Yobareta Ko

It to Yobareta Ko


  • Author : デイヴペルザー
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004-09-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 4770027931


It to Yobareta Ko Book Description :

カリフォルニア州史上最大の虐待といわれた児童虐待を受けながら、不屈の勇気をもって生き延び、愛深き人たちによって、ついに救い出されたデイヴ少年。苦しみを乗り越えて書き上げた、感動の記録。...