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Elijah Of Buxton
Elijah Of Buxton
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
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 mo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439023450
ISBN-10: 0439023459
Publication Date: 2/1/2009
Pages: 368
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This is probably one of the top five books I have ever read. The humor is wonderful, and the message is clear. I think it is a wonderful book for late elementary aged students, as it teaches history at the same time keeping the subject light and interesting.
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I liked this young adult novel. It showed how Elijah grew and learned about adults. He grew up free, but the novel showed slavery and its effects.
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I read this book to my boys, they really identified with the main character. We laughed and cried, and learned a lot. Based on a true place in Canada, and experiences we could scarcely imagine.