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Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)

Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)

by Christopher Paul Curtis
Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)

Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)

by Christopher Paul Curtis

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Overview

Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice, is now part of the Scholastic Gold line!

Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. This edition includes exclusive bonus content!Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that — not to mention for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and tends to talk 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439023450
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 42,642
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Christopher Paul Curtis was awarded both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his debut book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, and won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for his second book, Bud, Not Buddy. Mr. Curtis is also the author of the Golden Kite Award-winning Bucking the Sarge, as well as Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission, and the Newbery Honor book Elijah of Buxton.

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