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Age
9-12
Grade
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Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton

Hardcover (Aug. 6, 2007) , 1st Edition edition
Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled -- a life from which he'll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.
Publisher
Scholastic Press
ISBN
0439023440 / 9780439023443
Pages
352
Weight
22.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 1.2 in.

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