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.
Storyline
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.
  • Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, 2008.
  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2008.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
169696
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.C94137
LC item number
El 2007
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980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • North Buxton (Ont.)
  • Canada
  • Freedom
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • North Buxton (Ont.)
  • Canada
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm86090238
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780439023443
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2007005181
System control number
(OCoLC)86090238
Label
Elijah of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
Publication
Control code
ocm86090238
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780439023443
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2007005181
System control number
(OCoLC)86090238

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