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Elijah of Buxton

By Christopher Paul Curtis

Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.

Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known for having made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass, but that 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. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled--a life from which he’ll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.

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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9780439023443


Format: Book
Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul
Summary: 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.
Title: Elijah of Buxton / Christopher Paul Curtis.
Publisher Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
Subject: Liberty -- Juvenile fiction. Slavery -- Juvenile fiction Blacks -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction. North Buxton (Ont.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction. Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 -- Juvenile fiction. North Buxton (Ont.) -- Juvenile fiction. Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780439023443 (trade bdg.) 0439023440 (trade bdg.) 0439023459 (alk. paper) 9780439023450 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 16
System Items Total: 20
Call Number: C Curtis
Oclc: 86090238
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Bib Id: 289779

Format: Book
Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul
Summary: 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.
Title: Elijah of Buxton / Christopher Paul Curtis.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
Description: 341 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Liberty -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Blacks -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: North Buxton (Ont.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: North Buxton (Ont.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2007005181
ISBN: 9780439023443 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0439023440 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0439023459 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780439023450 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 16
Total Copies: 20
Call Number: C Curtis