Elijah of Buxton
Elijah of Buxton
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Elijah of Buxton

Written by Christopher Paul Curtis
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8 - 12
Reading age
352
Page count
221
Words per page
980L
Lexile measure
Sep 1, 2007
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Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis’s debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780439023443
    Publication Date
    September 1, 2007
    Publisher
    Scholastic Press
    Page Count
    352
    Words Per Page
    221.35227272727272
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2007005181
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    86090238
    Lexile® Level
    980L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~W
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    12
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    117751
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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