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  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015

The Madman of Piney Woods (Scholastic Gold) Canadian Title

By Christopher Paul Curtis   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338359657 Paperback
416 Pages | 5.27" x 7.56" | Ages 8 to 12

<p><strong>Acclaimed Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis&#8217;s powerful companion to award-winning <em>Elijah of Buxton</em> joins the Scholastic Gold line!</strong></p><p>Benji and Red couldn&#39;t be more different. They aren&#8217;t friends. They don&#39;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?</p><p>In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul Curtis returns to the vibrant world he brought to life in <em>Elijah of Buxton</em>.</p>

Raves & reviews:

<p><strong>Praise for <em>The Madman of Piney Woods:</em></strong></p><p>* &#8220;Humor and tragedy are often intertwined, and readers will find themselves sobbing and chuckling, sometimes in the same scene.&#8221;&#160; &#8212;<em>Kirkus</em>, Starred Review</p><p>*&#8220;. . . a delight, featuring the author&#8217;s obvious love for his characters, his skillful use of sentiment, and his often hyperbolic humor . . .&#8221;&#160; &#8212;<em>Booklist</em>, Starred Review</p><p>&#8220;Heady stuff. Funny stuff. Smart stuff. Good stuff. Better get your hands on this stuff.&#8221; &#8212;<em>School Library Journal</em></p><p>.</p>