Elijah of Buxton

By: Curtis, Christopher Paul

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Book Condition: Fine

Scholastic, 2007. Fine/fine. 341 pp. signed by Christopher Paul Curtis on the title page. First edition, third printing. Newbery Honor Book and Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Its 1860, and 11-year-old Elijah is a first-generation freeborn child. His Canadian town of Buxton serves as a haven for runaway slaves. When the towns corrupt preacher steals money from a citizen whos been saving to buy his familys freedom, Elijah sets off for America in pursuit..

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Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled -- a life from which he'll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.

Title: Elijah of Buxton

Author Name: Curtis, Christopher Paul

Categories: Children's, Newbery,

Publisher: Scholastic: 2007

ISBN Number: 0439023440

ISBN Number 13: 9780439023443

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 7037