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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Written by Gary D. Schmidt
Read by Sam Freed

Work ID: 162024

ISBN: 9780307207265

Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download

List Price: $17.00

On Sale Date: Apr 12, 2005


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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

“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


From the Trade Paperback edition.


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