Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Paperback | May 14, 2013

byGary D. Schmidt

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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.

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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...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.54 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544022793

ISBN - 13:9780544022799

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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 "