Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. SchmidtLizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

byGary D. Schmidt

Paperback | May 14, 2013

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"Both beautiful and emotionally honest, both funny and piercingly sad."- Kirkus Reviews, starred review &nbspTurner Buckminster hates Phippsburg, Maine. Then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart, sassy girl from a poor nearby island community.&nbspLizzie&nbspintroduces&nbspTurner to&nbspthe wonders of Maine's coast. But the two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island to start a tourist trade there.&nbspBased on the true story of&nbspa community's destruction,&nbspthis sensitively written novel highlights a unique friendship during a time of change, and was awarded both a Newbery Honor and Printz Honor.
Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars . He lives with his family in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the...
Title:Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.54 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544022793

ISBN - 13:9780544022799


Editorial Reviews

Gloriously figurative language? brilliantly evokes both time and place? both beautiful and emotionally honest, both funny and piercingly sad." Kirkus Reviews, Starred"a powerful tale of friendship and coming-of-age? haunting combination of fact and fiction has a powerful and tragic climax." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review"an evocative novel? with fully developed, memorable characters? fascinating, little-known piece of history? will leave a powerful impression on readers." School Library Journal, Starred"Schmidt fictionalizes a true event? vividly realized? fully credible? subtly drawn." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)"historical incident ignites a rich novel? a drama that examines the best and worst of humanity." HORN BOOK Horn Book "