Elijah of Buxton (2008 Newbery Honor Book)

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton (2008 Newbery Honor Book) by Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN:
0439023459
ISBN13:
9780439023450
BINDING:
Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Scholastic Paperbacks
PUBLISHED:
2009-02-01
PAGES:
368
(Age 8+)

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.
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