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Elijah of Buxton

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, [2008]. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : [Literature circle edition]View all editions and formats
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In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0545104734 9780545104739 9780545110846 054511084X
OCLC Number: 262226282
Notes: Includes questions and activities to inspire discussion and enhance reading.
"This edition is avaialble for distribution only through the school market"--Page 4 of cover.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2008
Newberry Honor Book, 2008
Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction, 2008
Description: 341 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Paul Curtis.
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In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

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