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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - Gary D. Schmidt
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553494952 (0553494953)
Publisher: Yearling
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it
5.0 Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
There are layers in this story. One layer is that it is historical fiction. The island off the coast of Maine where the black inhabitants were chased away to make room for a hotel does exist and the story did happen. The author added more layers with a story about a minister's son and his friendship...
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0.0 Recent Reading 3-24-14
Four older books that I’ve read for the first time and had mixed reactions to. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt: I loved a lot of this–the descriptions of the Maine coastline are so perfect, and the feeling of lived-in-ness in Turner’s life. His coming of age is thoughtful and l...
52 Book Minimum
52 Book Minimum rated it
3.0
3.5 Stars. This is the first historical fiction of Gary Schmidt's that I've read (even though that's what he is famous for). As always, his characters are people you want to know in real life. The plot was interesting and the dialogue really flowed. A very quick read and all around good book. Howev...
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