Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis audiobook

Elijah of Buxton

By Christopher Paul Curtis
Read by Mirron Willis

Listening Library (Audio) 9780439023443
8.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739364147

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.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2008 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

A 2009 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

Winner of ALSC Notable Children's Recordings, 2009

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.

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Author Bio: Christopher Paul Curtis

Author Bio: Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis made an outstanding debut in children’s literature with The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, is the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.97
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English