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The Resource They cage the animals at night, Jennings Michael Burch

They cage the animals at night, Jennings Michael Burch

Label
They cage the animals at night
Title
They cage the animals at night
Statement of responsibility
Jennings Michael Burch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One rainy day in Brooklyn, Jennings Michael Burch's mother, too sick to care for him, left him at an orphanage, saying only, "I'll be right back." She never returned. Shuttled through a series of bleak foster homes and institutions, he never remained in any of them long enough to make a friend. Instead, Jennings clung to a tattered stuffed animal, his sole source of warmth in a frightening world. This is the poignant story of his lost childhood. But it is also the triumphant tale of a little boy who finally gained the courage to reach out for love-and found it waiting for him."--Cover
Summary
Left by his incapacitated mother at a Catholic orphanage in Brooklyn, Burch describes his unhappy life as a foster child, experiences as a runaway, struggle for survival, growth of self-reliance, and triumph over loneliness
Award
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award), 1996.
Awards note
Eliot Rosewater Book Award, 1995-96.
Biography type
autobiography
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211957
Cataloging source
MHB
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Burch, Jennings Michael
Dewey number
362.7/32/092
Index
no index present
Intended audience
450
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Burch, Jennings Michael
  • Boys
  • Children
  • Child psychology
  • Foster children
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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the true story of a child who learned to survive
Label
They cage the animals at night, Jennings Michael Burch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Signet book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2103762
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780451159410
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm30338891
Label
They cage the animals at night, Jennings Michael Burch
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Signet book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2103762
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780451159410
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm30338891

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