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ISBN: 0307281833 / ISBN-13: 9780307281838

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy


Set in 1912 Maine, this historical novel is based on the true story of a community's destruction. No one in town will let Turner Buckminster forget ... Show synopsis

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  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Listening Library) – Audiobook CD (2005)
    by Professor Gary D Schmidt, Sam Freed (Read by)

    Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

    Audiobook CD, Listening Library

    ISBN: 0307281833
    ISBN-13: 9780307281838

    Not only is Turner Buckminster the son of the new minister in a small Maine town, he is shunned for playing baseball differently than the local boys. Then he befriends smart and lively Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves. Lizzie shows Turner a new world along the Maine coast from digging clams to rowing a boat next to a whale. When the powerful town elders, including Turner's father, decide to drive the people off the island to set up a tourist business, Turner stands ... Show more

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Reviews of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Overall customer rating: 5.000

A personal favorate

by AudreyMM on Apr 4, 2007

This was one of the best intermediate level children's novels that I have ever read. I could not put it down and found so many encellent literacy aspects to this book. The story could easily be enjoyed by both girls and boys and has such rich historical reference. It would be perfect to use as a classroom novel study particularly during black history month. I also enjoyed the the many biblical references and found the juxtapositions of the two main characters brilliant. The use of symbolism is fantastic and I found that each character in the story was so multidimentional that they really come alive in the story. It is just an overall fantastic book and I guarantee that if you have an adolescent child that is not one to pick up a book and read often, this may be one to purchase for them.

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