Reviews for Elias de Buxton/ Elijah of Buxton

Booklist Reviews 2009 March #1
With flashes of humor, JimÚnez Rioja s Spanish rendition is as suspenseful and dramatic as the original, first published by Scholastic in 2007. From the first-person perspective of 11-year-old El├şas, Spanish speakers are exposed to the hardships of runaway slaves and the horrors of slavery. Especially appealing is the credible-sounding dialect, which lends authority to this tale of a spunky youngster navigating the Buxton Settlement, a haven for former slaves. This fine┬átranslation preserves both Curtis' humor and emotion. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.