Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100026388
Released: Jun 27, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739344934
Narrator/s: Sam Freed
Publisher: Listening Library
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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.

Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2006

All formats/editions

Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Product Number EB00031908
Released: May 24, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: #9780547350059
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Gary D. Schmidt
Product Number 44387
Released: Aug 06, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419379383

Professional reviews

"Boston and Phippsburg are close geographically, but 13-year-old Tucker Buckminster, who moves to Maine with his minister father, discovers they are two different worlds. He tries to fit in but the door is firmly shut until he finds friendship with old Mrs. Heard and sprightly Lizzie Bright. From the beginning, Sam Freed portrays Tucker as open, caring, and honest as he faces his new life. Freed doesn't differentiate the many characters, but his Maine accent is superb. Freed superbly conveys Tucker's innocence and na•vetŽ as he faces prejudice, his wonder and awe at communing with the whales, and finally his growing strength of character and sense of self. Very fine! WL.S. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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