Elijah of Buxton

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UPC:
9780439023443
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2007-08-06
Author:
Christopher Paul Curtis
Language:
english
Edition:
1st Edition

Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.

Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known for having made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass, but that changes when a former slave steals money from Elijahs friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled--a life from which hell always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.