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Title Elijah of Buxton / Christopher Paul Curtis.
Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.
Edition 1st ed.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library Juvenile Fiction  C9413el    WITHDRAWN
 Purdy-Kresge Library Ramsey Collection  17604    LIB USE ONLY  Signed by author on title page.
 Storage Blue  PS 3553 .U727 E55 2007    CHECKED IN
Description 341 p. ; 22 cm.
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Note Companion book to: The madman of Piney Woods.
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!
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.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 2008.
Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year, 2008; TD Canadian Children's Literature Award winner, 2008
Subject Freedom -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Blacks -- Canada -- Fiction.
North Buxton (Ont.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 -- Fiction.
Liberty -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
Black people -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
North Buxton (Ont.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Added Title Eloise Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People
Peter D. Sieruta Collection.
Related To Online version: Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2007 (OCoLC)608163702
Standard No. 212878938 879602090
ISBN 9780439023443 (trade bdg.)
0439023440 (trade bdg.)
0439023459 (alk. paper)
9780439023450 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 86090238
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