9780553494952

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780553494952

  • ISBN10:

    0553494953

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 4/25/2006
  • Publisher: Yearling

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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

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