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  • Published: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 341 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1070

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0439023440 (trade bdg.) :
  • 9780439023443 (trade bdg.) :
  • 0439023459 (alk. paper)
  • 9780439023450 (alk. paper)



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Elijah of Buxton

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Curtis, Christopher, R Newbery Honor 2008

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth

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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.

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This touching book's plot twists make it an exciting read for anyone, yet children can learn a lot from it.



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