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Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Nov 19, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in November, 2009


This story is about a boy name Elijah who is eleven years old who lives in Buxton, Canada. He is the first child to be born free and be famous for it. Many people think he is "afraid" of snakes and talks a lot. Things begin to change for Elijah when a former slave steals money from his friend. He begins to take a journey to catch the person and things begin to happen!

I didn't enjoy hearing this story. After listening to this story in the car, I got very tired. Lot's of slang and hard to understand. I'm also not a fan of historical fiction. So, before reading this I had a negative vibe. I wasn't excited about the plot and the slang being used in the story.
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