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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended

Great book for summer reading

posted by csi-51 on April 30, 2012

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3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Boring

I hated this book. It was boring and hard to understand. Not worth it!

posted by Anonymous on November 17, 2012

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  • Posted February 18, 2009

    Elijah of Buxton

    Elijah of Buxton by Christiopher Paul Curtis is a story filled with life lessons and lots of laughs. Elijah an eleven year old boy is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada. The story follows Elijah's adventures, mischief, and life lessons that are learned along the way. <BR/><BR/>This book would be a great book to share in the classroom because its about a topic that isn't discussed much. I found myself wanting and worrying about what would happen to next to this "fragile" boy.

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  • Posted February 15, 2009

    Curtis Writes Another Great One!

    Christopher Paul Curtis writes another great story full of love and humor. This is a story about Elijah an eleven year old boy born in Buxton Canada a community of former slaves. He was the first child in the community born free. <BR/><BR/>Elijah and his best friend Cooter go on many adventures and get into trouble together. This includes a huge misunderstanding when they misread something on the blackboard. The town Preacher tries to get Elijah to join the circus. They also come across escaped slaves and welcome them to the town. <BR/><BR/>Throughout the story you can see Elijah mature into a fine young man. He proves this toward the end of the story when he travels across the river into Detroit. He and Mr. Leroy are in search of a thief. Here he comes across a family of runaway slaves that have been captures. He vows to take the woman¿s baby back to Buxton.<BR/><BR/>The book is written they way a boy in this community would talk which add to the humor of the story. It was the kind of book your students were anxious to be read from each day. There are times where you will laugh out loud and times you will be holding back tears. A great read that kids love!

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