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The Resource Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis

Label
Elijah of Buxton
Title
Elijah of Buxton
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Paul Curtis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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.
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2008
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2007
  • Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, 2008.
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 2008.
  • Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2008.
  • Great Lakes Book Awards, Children's category, 2008.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Fiction, 2007.
  • Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, 2008.
  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2008.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
Awards note
  • Newbery Honor Book, 2008.
  • Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
169696
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.C94137
  • PS3553.U6944
LC item number
  • El 2007
  • E45 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
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http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007005181.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
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!
Control code
4241226
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781442021235
Lccn
2007005181
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm86090238
  • (OCoLC)86090238
Label
Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007005181.html
Publication
Contents
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!
Control code
4241226
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9781442021235
Lccn
2007005181
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm86090238
  • (OCoLC)86090238

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