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  • A Child Called "it"

    A Child Called "it"

    Heather Fonte Ms. Butterfield - 59704 A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer Setting: The setting takes place in March of 1973 in Daly City, California. Characters: Dave Pelzer - Dave is a smart and strong willed boy that gets abused by his mother. “Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven’t let her take away my will to somehow survive.” Mother - She is Dave’s abusive mother. Most of the time she’s

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    Essay Length: 322 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Janna
  • A Child Called "it"

    A Child Called "it"

    There is much to admire about Dave Pelzer. He proudly served his country during Desert Storm, and has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush the First, and Clinton for his work as a motivational speaker. His other honors include being named California's Volunteer of the Year in 1990, one of 1993's Ten Outstanding Young Americans, and one of the Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 1994. In addition, he is a best-selling author and

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    Essay Length: 2,069 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Andrew
  • A Child Called "it" - an Acquaintance with Darkness

    A Child Called "it" - an Acquaintance with Darkness

    An Acquaintance with Darkness ~By Ann Rinaldi Ann Rinaldi has written many books for young teenagers, she is an Award winning author who writes stories of American history and makes them become real to the readers. She has written many other books such as… A Break with Charity, A Ride into Morning, and Cast two Shadows, etc. She was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. In 1979, at the age of 45,

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Max
  • A Child Called "it" and the Lost Boy

    A Child Called "it" and the Lost Boy

    A Child Called "it" In his two novels A Child Called "it", and The Lost Boy, the author, Dave Pelzer explains about his childhood. During that time, author was a young boy from an age 3 to an age 9. David’s mother has started to call him " The Boy" and "it." The author mainly covers the relationship between his family. His main focus point is the bond between his mother and him. He describes

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    Essay Length: 1,524 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Steve
  • A Child Called "it" by Dave Pelzer

    A Child Called "it" by Dave Pelzer

    A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer is an intriguing, yet intimidating journey through the torturing childhood of the author himself. Dave being the outcast of his own family and being a victim of severe parental abuse, will leave you in suspense as you wait with anticipation for the end of this little boys struggle to live. This book is a wonderful, and uniquely inspiring story that is sure to touch your heart. Dave Pelzer,

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    Essay Length: 909 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    A Child Called “It” 1. In the book, the father tries to help the son in the beginning but then throughout the book he stops trying to help and listens to the mother. If I had been in this same situation, I would have helped get the child away from his mother because nobody should have to live like that. The father was tired of having to watch his son get abused so eventually he

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: David
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    Written Response Ў§A Child called ItЎЁ is an unforgettable story of the author, Dave PelzerЎ¦s childhood. He was a survivor of the third worst case of child-abuse in CaliforniaЎ¦s history. He was brutally beaten and starved by his insane mother until he was rescued by the nurse in his school and some police officers. The book started by describing how he was rescued on the day, and then Pelzer started to describe how he was

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    Essay Length: 335 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: regina
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    “A Child Called It.” Dave Pelzer is the survivor of the third worst case of child abuse in California’s history. Dave grew up with his two brothers and two parents. Catherine, Dave's mother, loved to cook exotic meals for her family and decorate their home in creative and imaginative ways each holiday season. She was full of energy, often taking her kids on tours of downtown San Francisco while her husband was at work

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    Essay Length: 1,563 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Tasha
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    The life of Dave Pelzer was extremely terrible and heartbreaking. Was raised in Daly City, California. Up until the age of four, he grew up in a loving and caring family. His mother Catherine Roerva was a homemaker and his father Stephen Joseph was a firefighter. The life of Dave Pelzer made a sudden change when his mother began drinking. When Dave's life made a sudden turn he was only four years old. From the

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    Essay Length: 343 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    THEME- the theme of abuse is an obvious and important theme of this autobiography. at the ages between four and twelve, is the stages david pelzer has covered. there are many types of abuse covered. the first is verbal. the whole book is a flashback,except from the very beginning, when a policeman is taking him away from his mother, to freedom. she singled out one of her children to be the family slave, it

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Artur
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    I have recently read the book A CHILD CALLED IT and it was very intense. The book is based on the true story of Dave Pelzer and my god is it insane. Through out the whole book Dave is being tortured as a little boy by his mother to the extent where he almost dies. While I was reading this my stomach started to turn from the horrible things that have happened to Dave as

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    This book is about a boy named David that is treated very harshly. when he was five his mother was the nicest person in the world .His father was a fire fighter and wasn't home much so his mother would take them on day trips to parks and other places. when he was older she started to make him put his face up against mirrors and if he moved he would be beaten. He would

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Fonta
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    A Child Called IT The book is an autobiography of David Pelzer. He writes about his struggle to stay alive in a home where he is treated like a slave and an animal. The book begins with the people at Dave's school finally report Dave and his condition to the authorities. The whole book is a flashback, except for the very beginning, when a policeman is taking the boy away from his mother, to freedom.

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    How would life be if our mouths were taped shut or if we had to be afraid of intimidation and persecution for expressing our opinions? Freedom of speech is the most important right provided by the Bill of Rights. After all, the other rights provided by the Constitution would not be of much value if we could not express our opinions through freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is one of the most fundamental

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    Sponsored Listings from FratFiles.com Search 90,000 Essays Here! View More Papers... A child called "it" by piggybank45 March 15, 2006 Category: Book Reports Words: 1482 | Pages: 6 Views: 594 Popularity Rank: 4,707 Average Member Grade: N/A Add a Comment / Grade this Paper Report this Paper Printable Version (formatted) Save to My Folder FROM THE AUTHOR (Add an Author Comment) The author has not made any comments about his or her paper. NOT WHAT

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Mikki
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    A Child Called IT What did I learn from this book? The only thing that comes to mind when I'm asked that question is pain. I didn't know what real pain was until I tried to understand what this child went through. Everything that meant anything to him, his family, those who should be the closest, was drowned out. He didn't know what to think and so often in the world today, we are naive.

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Max
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    New Stuff What did I learn from this book? The only thing that comes to mind when I'm asked that question is pain. I didn't know what real pain was until I tried to understand what this child went through. Everything that meant anything to him, his family, those who should be the closest, was drowned out. He didn't know what love was, he didn't have the pleasure of being tucked into bed. I think

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Top
  • A Child Called It

    A Child Called It

    TIGERS Have you ever seen a tiger? If you haven’t I have the imfomation to the tiger. It is very beautiful to see. It has many stripes all over it’s body. And it likes to be in water to. Now I’m going to tell you about it’s description. The size for the adult tiger range from 4.5(1.37)m to 9 feet (2.7)m long. Males are larger than female. There weight is about 500 pounds (230kg.);

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    Submitted: June 8, 2010 By: Top
  • A Child Called It - one Child's Courage to Survive

    A Child Called It - one Child's Courage to Survive

    A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her care, and somewhat nurturant to her children--but not to David, whom she referred to as "an It." This book is a brief, horrifying account of the bizarre tortures she inflicted on him, told from the point of view of

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    Essay Length: 339 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: regina
  • A Child Called It - one Flew over the Cuckoos Nest

    A Child Called It - one Flew over the Cuckoos Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest The beginning of this story takes place in the present time of the 1950’s in a mental hospital in Oregon. The main character of the book is Chief Bromden, or Chief Broom, who pretends to be deaf and dumb to hide his 6’7’’ self. He’s half Indian, and has been in around the ward since WWI, and seen everything there is to see in mental institution. Billy Bibbit is

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Tasha
  • A Child Called It Book Review

    A Child Called It Book Review

    A Child Called “It” by David Pelzer is his own autobiography of his life as a child being abused by his alcoholic mother, Catherine Roerva Pelzer, who isolates him from the family, then abuses him, and nearly killed him through starvation, poisoning, and once stabbing him. Since Mother starved him for days, he began to steal food in order to survive, and when she finds out he has stolen food, she abuses him with her

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    Essay Length: 425 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Jessica
  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

    A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

    Running Head: A CHILD CALLED IT One Child’s Courage to Survive: “ A Child Called It ” Dave Pelzer Angelia Mickels Palo Verde College Abstract This is one of the best, yet saddest books that I have ever read. There are so many bad things out there that are happening to good people. We just have no idea. You never know what is going on behind closed doors. I am so lucky not to

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    Essay Length: 2,111 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Stenly
  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

    A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

    The book I read is called A Child Called It. It is written by Dave Pelzer. The theme of this book is to keep hope alive. You should have faith and dreams to have something to look forward to in your future especially when you feel you can’t go on any more. Like Dave, he felt trapped as if he was never going to be free. He used his dreams and illusions every time he

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    Essay Length: 742 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Wendy
  • A Child Called It by David Pelzer

    A Child Called It by David Pelzer

    A Child Called “It” By:David Pelzer I chose the book, The Child Called “It” because one of my friends told me about the book. The whole story line caught my attention. I was amazed at what was going on in this boy’s life. This book, a true story, is very emotional. The title relates to the book because his mother calls the boy, David Pelzer, “It”. She does not call him by his real name.

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    Essay Length: 875 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Child Called It Review

    A Child Called It Review

    A Child Called It David Pelzer’s A Child Called It, is so good. It is based on a true story of his life. Everything that happened in this book happened to him in real life. It is about a boy, David, who is abused as a child. He lives with his parents and two brothers. His mother abuses him and only him. The things she does to him are horrifying. And the dad wont help

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    Essay Length: 278 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • A Childs Promise

    A Childs Promise

    Expository Writing August 27, 2002 A Childs Promise This Friday night seemed just like any other with Mom and I lounging on the sofa watching the Grand Ole Opry. I could feel the joy that the Opry brought to my mom just by the look in her eyes as she watched, listened, and sometimes sang. Well she hummed more than she sang but that was my mom’s way of singing. As we watched her eyes

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    Essay Length: 1,138 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Tommy
  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    The four main characters in the book are Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter December 1843 and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of the story, All 3 ghosts visit him. Through him, the lesson of the story is to be learned. In the book, he is made

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    Essay Length: 988 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Top
  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    The story is about Ebeneezer Scrooge. He is a stubborn and straight- laced man. He is visited by three ghosts: the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. After the visits, he decides to be merry and jolly and make other people realize that there is more to life than being mean. The high point in the story is when Ebeneezer is visited by Jacob Marley’s ghost and the other three ghosts. The two

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    Essay Length: 300 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist Comparison

    A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist Comparison

    Harry and Rose from Oliver Twist and Alice and Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol are in similar situations because both of the couples are in love yet wealth has come between both of the couples. Alice and Ebeneezer Scrooge were engaged and in love. Ebeneezer’s love for Alice was soon not as important as his pursuit of wealth and desire to be a part of “High Society”. Alice and Scrooge were a part of

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    Essay Length: 561 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Christmas Carol Essay

    A Christmas Carol Essay

    A Christmas Carol Essay Many times in life, we do not realize the importance of something until it is gone and is too late to reclaim. However, in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, we are told the story of a man who, although undeserving, is offered an opportunity to redeem himself, to receive a second chance. This man, Ebenezer Scrooge, is changed forever by the valuable lessons taught by four spirits: those of his

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    Essay Length: 1,079 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Vika

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