Elijah of Buxton
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Elijah of Buxton

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Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled-a life from which he'll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • CD-Audio | 8 pages
  • 127 x 152.4 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • Listening Library
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739367196
  • 9780739367193

About Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis' first novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, was awarded both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award in 2000. He is also the author of the Golden Kite Award-winning Bucking the Sarge, Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, and Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission. These titles are all available on audio from Listening Library.show more

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10,428 ratings
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2 7% (689)
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