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 Honor.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 191 x 20mm | 249g
  • 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 Book
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8,231 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,715)
4 35% (2,902)
3 21% (1,716)
2 7% (543)
1 4% (355)
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