Elijah Of Buxton (scholastic Gold)

February 1, 2009|
Elijah Of Buxton (scholastic Gold) by Christopher Paul Curtis
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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.
Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan. After high school graduation, he worked on the assembly line of the Fisher Body Plant for 13 years, until Christopher took a year off work to write his first novel. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 won a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor book citation in 1996. Bud, No...
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Title:Elijah Of Buxton (scholastic Gold)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 7.55 X 5.27 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 7.55 X 5.27 X 0.85 in
Published:February 1, 2009
Publisher:Scholastic Inc.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780439023450

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