|Author||: Jennings Michael Burch|
|Release Date||: 1985-10-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9781101659892|
|Pages||: 304 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (16 users)|
Download or read book They Cage the Animals at Night written by Jennings Michael Burch and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1985-10-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.