Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gary D. Schmidt

Narrated By: Sam Freed

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: April 2005

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes


Not only is Turner Buckminster the son of the new minister in a small Maine town, he is shunned for playing baseball differently than the local boys. Then he befriends smart and lively Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves. Lizzie shows Turner a new world along the Maine coast from digging clams to rowing a boat next to a whale. When the powerful town elders, including Turner’s father, decide to drive the people off the island to set up a tourist business, Turner stands alone against them. He and Lizzie try to save her community, but there’s a terrible price to pay for going against the tide.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Carla B

    Interesting piece based on some of Maine's history. I did not connect with the characters. I was not fond of the narrator's voice or tone.