Elijah of Buxton

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Baker & Taylor, CATS, Jul 10, 2009 - 341 pages
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User Review  - GR8inD8N - LibraryThing

I'm so thankful that I've finally read this book, as I've been recommending it to children without having much first hand knowledge of it. It's written in dialect so it would difficult for an ESL ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yarah - Goodreads

This book was a slow read, it wasn't really that interesting but I do have to admit that in the ending it actually started to not be so much of a waste of time. I didn't really like how it ended though, not really answering any of our questions. 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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