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The Resource A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home, Steve Pemberton

A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home, Steve Pemberton

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A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home
Title
A chance in the world
Title remainder
an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home
Statement of responsibility
Steve Pemberton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Steve was only a toddler when his babysitter jotted down these fateful words: 'This little boy doesn't have a chance in the world.' But, despite years of being abandoned, neglected, and forgotten, Steve discovers an unexpected strength to endure and a fierce determination to find his real family and to create a new life for himself. A stirring account of courage, hope, and victory, A Chance in the World is the extraordinary story of what is possible when you dare to believe."--Jacket
  • "Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement, amidst my moldy, hoarded food and beloved worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it. Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life--that one day he will find his true home. A fair-complexioned boy with blue eyes, a curly Afro, and a Polish last name, he is determined to unravel the mystery of his origins and find his birth family. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to find that nothing is as it appears. A Chance in the World is the astonishing true story of a boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it all, Steve's story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits."--Back cover of paperback edition
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967 June 15-
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Pemberton, Steve
Dewey number
  • 362.73/3092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV983
LC item number
.P46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pemberton, Steve
  • Orphans
  • Foster children
  • Autobiographies
Label
A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home, Steve Pemberton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn727940810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9781595552631
Lccn
2011017143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)727940810
Label
A chance in the world : an orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home, Steve Pemberton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn727940810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9781595552631
Lccn
2011017143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)727940810

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