“Elijah of Buxton,” by Christopher Paul Curtis

Book Cover Art for Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis“Elijah of Buxton,” by Christopher Paul Curtis is a Newberry Honor Award novel about a young boy living in a historic Canadian community for runaway slaves.

Eleven-year-old Elijah was the first child born in Buxton, Canada, a small settlement formed by runaway slaves who escaped over the border. Elijah is viewed by some as a symbol of the newfound freedom available in Buxton. At the same time, though, Elijah feels a little letdown about the fact that one of the community's favorite anecdotes is about Elijah as a baby throwing up on Fredrick Douglass, the famous escaped slave and Abolitionist orator.

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Inkweaver Review 2009-08-15T14:28:00-05:00

10 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

This seems like a good book and i've only got 28
pages in to it but i am 11 years old and i defenitly recomend it.

wernyferg said...

i am a 12 year old and I am up to page 201 and i was wondering "WHERE IS THE MAIN PART????!!!!"
now since i know that it starts at page 222 i won't be complaining as much

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading this book, and it was great! Everything flows together so nicely. You've got to read it!

Anonymous said...

i didn't get to the plot until later in the book. But overall it was good.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if i should read it?

Anonymous said...

should I read the book???????????????????????????
I love to read

Anonymous said...

dudes should i read this book????????i am geting angery

Anonymous said...

sorry guys

Anonymous said...

i think its a great book. i read it 3 times. you should read it

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