They Cage the Animals at Night They Cage the Animals at Night

They Cage the Animals at Night

The True Story of an Abandoned Child's Struggle for Emotional Survival

    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings
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    • $9.99

Publisher Description

The heartbreaking, iconic true story of an abandoned little boy’s horrific journey through the American foster care system.

On a misty evening in Brooklyn, Jennings Michael Burch’s mother, too sick to care for him, left her eight-year-old son at an orphanage with the words, “I’ll be right back.” She wasn’t.

Shuttled through a bleak series of foster homes, orphanages, and institutions, Jennings never remained in any of them long enough to make a friend. Instead, he clung to a tattered stuffed animal named Doggie, his sole source of comfort in a frightening world.

Here, in his own words, Jennings Michael Burch reveals the abuse and neglect he experienced during his lost childhood. But while his experiences are both shocking and devastating, his story is ultimately one of hope—the triumphant tale of a forgotten child who somehow found the courage to reach out for love, and found it waiting for him.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
1984
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

justcuzz ,

Mandatory reading, a must!

An amazing story about an inspirational young boy as he journeys through great misfortune & loss, while also searching for love and family. This should be mandatory reading for any professional working with youth in the human services for fields. To the author, thank you for sharing as this is a great reminder that people can make a difference along the way.

Whaleboy1 ,

They Cage the Animals at Night

A very Compelling book.

sclawson1998 ,

Best book for all ages

First read this book when I was 10, it touched me so much that to this day 24 yrs later I have read this book over a dozen times. Well written heart felt and honest. I learn something new each time is read it. Thank you for sharing.

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