Elijah of Buxton

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Baker & Taylor, CATS, Jul 10, 2009 - 341 pages
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User Review  - DC - Goodreads

This was an immediate 4-star from the first few paragraphs, when Curtis drew me in once more with his stellar writing that crackles and explodes like Rice Krispies. It's not as funny as Watsons Go To ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

If a student can get past the dialect, then this would be a rewarding read. It is not circulated nearly enough for how good of a story it is. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.

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