Friday, November 25, 2011

Jammin' Historical Fiction: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy

Schmidt, Gary D. (2004). Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

2005 Newberry Honor Book
2005 Printz Honor Book
Annotation: A ministers family with a young son move into a new town. The boy has experiences adjusting to the move and making new friends.

The hero of the tale is a boy, a minister’s son that moves from Boston to a very small town in Maine and suddenly finds himself under the microscope of small town life. A boy that through his actions of choosing what is true and right finds himself fighting against the movers and shakers in town, while at the same time bringing him closer to his minister father.


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