Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2009
List Price: $7.99
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Scholastic Paperbacks
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor, unique narrative voice, and new cover art—now in paperback!
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.
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Canada / Pre-Confederation (To 1867)
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 19Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American