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The Madman of Piney Woods

The Madman of Piney Woods

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning Elijah of Buxton.

Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?

In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul Curtis returns to the vibrant world he brought to life in Elijah of Buxton. Here is another novel that will break your heart — and expand it, too.

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5.6
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
384
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Christopher Paul Curtis Christopher Paul Curtis is the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963, Bud, Not Buddy and Elijah of Buxton.

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