[Read] ➲ Elijah Of Buxton By Christopher Paul Curtis – Tbjewellers.co.uk Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle gradeyoung YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor compelling storytelling and uniue narrative voiceEleven yea Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle gradeyoung YA novel for features his trademark humor compelling storytelling and uniue narrative voiceEleven 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.
Curtis was born in Flint Michigan on May to Dr Herman Elmer Curtis a chiropodist and Leslie Jane Curtis an educator The city of Flint plays an important role in many of Curtis's books One such example is Bucking the Sarge which is about a fifteen year old boy named Luther T Ferrel who is in a running battle with his slum lord mother Curtis is an alumnus of the University of Mic.
- 341 pages
- Elijah Of Buxton
- Christopher Paul Curtis
- 15 May 2016 Christopher Paul Curtis