visión de conjunto:Críticas As in his previous novels Curtis is a master at balancing the serious and the lighthearted... His latest book is another natural award candidate and makes an excellent case in a story positively brimming with both truth and sense for the ability of historical fiction to bring history to life. -- New York Times Book Review Here's a pre-Civil War history lesson wrapped in an adventure story. -- USA Today Curtis has created a vivid setting that is easy to imagine. When the action begins you'll want to race through the pages. -- The Washington Post * This is Curtis's best novel yet and no doubt many readers young and old will finish and say 'This is one of the best books I have ever read.' -- Kirkus Reviews starred review * Many readers drawn to the book by humor will find themselves at times on the edges of their seats in suspense and at others moved to tears. A fine original novel from a gifted storyteller. -- Booklist starred review * This arresting surprising novel of reluctant heroism is about nothing less than nobility. -- The Horn Book starred review * Curtis's talent for dealing with painful periods of history with grace and sensitivity is as strong as ever. -- School Library Journal starred review Elijah of Buxton is sure to become a classic -- for readers of all ages. -- BookPage The Newbery Medal judges should just go ahead and put Christopher Paul Curtis on speed dial. -- The Christian Science Monitor Curtis is a genius storyteller... -- Detroit Free Press Reseña del editor As the first child born into freedom in a Canadian town for runaway slaves eleven-year-old Elijah finds himself on a dangerous journey to America to track down an unscrupulous former slave who stole the money from his friend Mr. Leroy that was intended to buy his family their freedom from slavery. 75000 first printing. Biografía del autor Christopher Paul Curtis was awarded both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his debut book The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963 and won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for his second book Bud Not Buddy. Mr. Curtis is also the author of the Golden Kite Award-winning Bucking the Sarge as well as Mr. Chickee's Funny Money Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission and the Newbery Honor book Elijah of Buxton.