The book i'm reviewing is called Elijah of Buxton. Elijah of Buxton is a story about 11-year old Elijah Freeman who lives in Buxton, Canada. It is a settlement of runaways slaves near the American border. Elijah is the first child in town to be born free, so most people know about him and he is the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. What most people see is a boy who is scared of snakes and talks too much. Most of the time nothing happens but everything changes when a thief steals money from Elijah's friend who is saving up to buy his family out of captivity in the south. It's now Elijahs job to track down the thief. Will he get the money back? Will he get back home? You will have to read the book and find out.
This book is recommended for 10 to 12 year olds because younger people might not know what slaves are and there are injuries in this book.