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 Elijah of Buxton
 Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul


 Publisher:  Scholastic Press
 Pub Year: 2007

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 341 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 253846 ISBN: 9780439023443
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Subjects:
 Freedom -- Fiction
 Slavery -- Fiction
 Blacks -- Fiction
 North Buxton (Ont.) -- Fiction
 Canada -- Fiction

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Price: $20.01

Summary:
In 1860, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, tries to bring to justice a preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 117751
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 7.80
   Points: 17.0   Quiz: 41206

Awards:
 Newbery Honor, 2008
Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2008

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/07)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/10/07)
   Booklist (+) (09/01/07)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (10/07)
 The Hornbook (+) (11/07)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2007 *Starred Review* After his mother rebukes him for screaming that hoop snakes have invaded Buxton, gullible 11-year-old Elijah confesses to readers that “there ain’t nothing in the world she wants more than for me to quit being so doggone fra-gile.” Inexperienced and prone to mistakes, yet kind, courageous, and understanding, Elijah has the distinction of being the first child born in the Buxton Settlement, which was founded in Ontario in 1849 as a haven for former slaves. Narrator Elijah tells an episodic story that builds a broad picture of Buxton’s residents before plunging into the dramatic events that take him out of Buxton and, quite possibly, out of his depth. In the author’s note, Curtis relates the difficulty of tackling the subject of slavery realistically through a child’s first-person perspective. Here, readers learn about conditions in slavery at a distance, though the horrors become increasingly apparent. Among the more memorable scenes are those in which Elijah meets escaped slaves—first, those who have made it to Canada and, later, those who have been retaken by slave catchers. Central to the story, these scenes show an emotional range and a subtlety unusual in children’s fiction. Many readers drawn to the book by humor will find themselves at times on the edges of their seats in suspense and, at other moments, moved to tears. A fine, original novel from a gifted storyteller. - Copyright 2007 Booklist.

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