Elijah of Buxton (Paperback)

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    ITEM#: 11448738

    Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor, unique narrative voice, and new cover art--now in paperback!

    Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and talks 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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    ISBN 9780439023450
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / General
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 341
    Publisher Date 2009-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Curtis, Christopher Paul
    Country of Origin United States
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