Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

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This historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, follows Turner Buckminster and Lizzie Bright as their friendship forms and their lives are changed. Winner of the Newbery Honor and Printz more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 127 x 191 x 20mm | 249g
  • Turtleback Books
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0606383646
  • 9780606383646

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"Gloriously figurative language...brilliantly evokes both time and place...both beautiful and emotionally honest, both funny and piercingly sad." Kirkus Reviews, Starred "a powerful tale of friendship and coming-of-age...haunting combination of fact and fiction has a powerful and tragic climax." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review "an evocative novel...with fully developed, memorable characters...fascinating, little-known piece of history...will leave a powerful impression on readers." School Library Journal, Starred "Schmidt fictionalizes a true event... vividly realized...fully credible...subtly drawn." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) "historical incident ignites a rich novel...a drama that examines the best and worst of humanity." HORN BOOK Horn Bookshow more

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7,946 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (2,808)
3 21% (1,675)
2 7% (521)
1 4% (344)
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