Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Mass Market Paperbound)

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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 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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About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt has written several novels for children and young adults. He lives in Alto, Michigan. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375841699
ISBN-10: 0375841695
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
Publication Date: May 13th, 2008
Pages: 219
Language: English
Series: Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)