"As in his previous novels, Curtis is a master at balancing the serious and the lighthearted... His latest book is another natural award candidate and makes an excellent case, in a story positively brimming with both truth and sense, for the ability of historical fiction to bring history to life."—New York Times Book Review
"Here's a pre-Civil War history lesson wrapped in an adventure story."—USA Today
"Curtis has created a vivid setting that is easy to imagine. When the action begins, you'll want to race through the pages."—The Washington Post
⭐ "This is Curtis's best novel yet, and no doubt many readers, young and old, will finish and say, 'This is one of the best books I have ever read.'"
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
⭐ "Many readers drawn to the book by humor will find themselves, at times, on the edges of their seats in suspense and, at others, moved to tears. A fine, original novel from a gifted storyteller."
—Booklist, starred review
⭐ "This arresting, surprising novel of reluctant heroism is about nothing less than nobility."
—The Horn Book, starred review
⭐ "Curtis's talent for dealing with painful periods of history with grace and sensitivity is as strong as ever."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Elijah of Buxton is sure to become a classic -- for readers of all ages."—BookPage
"The Newbery Medal judges should just go ahead and put Christopher Paul Curtis on speed dial."
—The Christian Science Monitor
"Curtis is a genius storyteller..."—Detroit Free Press