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They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of a Child Who Learned to Survive
     

They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of a Child Who Learned to Survive

by Jennings Michael Burch
 
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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451138538
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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