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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy

Label
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
Title
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
Statement of responsibility
by Gary D. Schmidt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life-but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity. This sensitively written historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, highlights a unique friendship during a time of change. Author's note
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Summary
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
124600
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12023646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547350059
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12023646
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12023646
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12023646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547350059
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12023646
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12023646
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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