Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)
Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release Date : 2012-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9780545281195
Pages : 298 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (281 downloads)
Download Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold) PDF Format Full Free by Christopher Paul Curtis and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice, is now part of the Scholastic Gold line! Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. This edition includes exclusive bonus content!Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that -- not to mention for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and tends to talk too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief -- and his dangerous journey just might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home.