Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Mass Market Paperback)

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Description


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 alone against them. He and Lizzie try to save her community, but there’s a terrible price to pay for going against the tide.

About the Author


Gary D. Schmidt has written several novels for children and young adults. He lives in Alto, Michigan.

Praise for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy…


“Schmidt’s writing is infused with feeling and rich in imagery. With fully developed, memorable characters. . . . This novel will leave a powerful impression on readers.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“A powerful tale of friendship and coming-of-age, adding a lyrical sense of the coastal landscape.”—Booklist, Starred

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375841695
ISBN-13: 9780375841699
Published: Laurel Leaf, 05/13/2008
Pages: 240
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade


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