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Elijah of Buxton

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView 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
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Elijah of Buxton.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608163702
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 9780439023443 0439023440 0439023459 9780439023450
OCLC Number: 86090238
Notes: Companion book to: The madman of Piney Woods.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2008.
Coretta Scott King Award Author Winner, 2008
Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year, 2008; TD Canadian Children's Literature Award winner, 2008
Description: 341 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Snakes and Ma --
Me and Mr. Frederick Douglass --
Fish head chunking --
Kidnappers and slavers! --
Sharing the fish --
Mr. Travis cheats us out of a great lesson --
Mr. Leroy shows how to really make a lesson stick --
The most exciting night of my life so far --
The mesmerist and Sammy --
Meeting the real MaWee! --
Emma Collins and Birdy --
The secret language of being growned --
Mail from America --
Picnic at Lake Erie! --
Keeping Mr. John Holton alive --
The Preacher comes through --
Bad news from a little village in America --
Kidnapped! --
A ball starts rolling--
--
The death of Mr. Leroy --
Terrorfied in America! --
Busting free! --
Riding hard back to Buxton --
The revenge of Mr. Frederick Douglass!
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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