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Elijah of Buxton

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2009], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada--a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859--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
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0439023459 9780439023450
OCLC Number: 778945620
Awards: Newbery Medal/Honor, 2008.
Coretta Scott King Award, 2008.
Target Audience: 5.6.; 3-6
Description: 341 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Paul Curtis.

Abstract:

Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada--a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859--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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