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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Christopher Paul Curtis (P)2014 Listening Library

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A book with a real story full of life. By this I mean the writter of this book was able to put joy and grief on a few pieces paper and call it a book, and this book was able to sing the words of life