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Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)
Contributor(s): Curtis, Christopher Paul (Author)

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ISBN: 0439023459     ISBN-13: 9780439023450
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: February 2009
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Annotation: 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.


Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 19th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2007005181
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 980(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.2" W x 7.6" L (0.50 lbs) 368 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Cultural Region - Canadian
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2008 pg. 12
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 117751
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 12.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice, is now part of the Scholastic Gold line

Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. This edition includes exclusive bonus content Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that -- not to mention for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a fra-gile boy who's scared of snakes and tends to talk 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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