The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis audiobook

The Journey of Little Charlie

By Christopher Paul Curtis
Read by Christopher Paul Curtis  and Michael Crouch

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5.30 Hours Unabridged
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Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils. Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the share crops are dry, and Cap'n Buck--the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina--has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some thieves. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie...until he comes face-to-face with the fugitives and discovers that they escaped slavery years ago and have been living free in Detroit. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move--and soon. It's only a matter of time before Cap'n Buck catches on...

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award

Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens

Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.

Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the share crops are dry, and Cap'n Buck--the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina--has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some thieves. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie...until he comes face-to-face with the fugitives and discovers that they escaped slavery years ago and have been living free in Detroit. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move--and soon. It's only a matter of time before Cap'n Buck catches on...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Curtis’s books occupy that all too rare space in middle grade lit; they’re school curriculum standbys that are also crowd pleasers…Curtis is also a master at shifting tones—and so for every nail-biting moment, there’s a note of goofy joy or slapstick humor…Little Charlie is a keeper: Raised in poverty, ignorance, and racism, Charlie develops his own moral compass—and becomes brave enough to act on it.” New York Times Book Review
“This is a compelling and ugly story for middle-grade readers told with genuine care.” Historical Novel Society
“This is an old story demanding to be told a new way, and master storyteller Curtis proves just the one to do it.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

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Author

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/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 5.30
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English