Elijah of Buxton / Christopher Paul Curtis.
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- ISBN: 9780439023443 (trade bdg.)
- ISBN: 0439023440 (trade bdg.)
- ISBN: 0439023459 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780439023450 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781442021235
- Physical Description: 341 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
Contents / Notes
Snakes and Ma -- Me and Mr. Frederick Douglass -- Fish head chunking -- Kidnappers and slavers! -- Sharing the fish -- Mr. Travis cheats us out of a great lesson -- Mr. Leroy shows how to really make a lesson stick -- The most exciting night of my life so far -- The mesmerist and Sammy -- Meeting the real MaWee! -- Emma Collins and Birdy -- The secret language of being growned -- Mail from America -- Picnic at Lake Erie! -- Keeping Mr. John Holton alive -- The Preacher comes through -- Bad news from a little village in America -- Kidnapped! -- A ball starts rolling-- -- The death of Mr. Leroy -- Terrorfied in America! -- Busting free! -- Riding hard back to Buxton -- The revenge of Mr. Frederick Douglass!
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.
Newbery Honor Book, 2008.
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2008.