Elijah of Buxton
By (author) Christopher Paul Curtis
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Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Book DescriptionMaster storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor, unique narrative voice, and new cover art--now in paperback! Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and talks too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief--and his dangerous journey just might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780439023450
(193mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Scholastic US
Publisher: Scholastic US
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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