- Published: New York : Clarion Books, c2004.
- Year Published: 2004
- Description: 219 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 1000
- 0553494953 (pbk.)
- 0618439293 :
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
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Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Downtown Youth, Malletts Teen, Traverwood Youth
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot.
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I'm reading this aloud to my youngest (recently turned 12) and although we haven't quite finished it, I did read ahead one night after he'd fallen asleep. It's definitely more YA than middle grades. And it's difficult for me to explain why, but it's hard to read aloud (sometimes hard to convey what segments are Turner thinking/remembering - e.g. the "I almost touched a whale", etc.).
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