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The journey of little Charlie

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Young adult fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 9780545156660 0545156661 9780545156677 054515667X
OCLC Number: 985447455
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2018
CSML Best Books, 2018
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work, Youth/Teens, 2019
National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2018
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books: Middle Grade, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Description: 234 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Paul Curtis.
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When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.

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