Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold

Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold

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by Jean Fritz
     
 

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Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the

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Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy.
 
Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason.
 
America's most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold — a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution.

“A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man.” —Horn Book
“A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history.” —Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
An ABA Pick of the Lists
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From the Publisher
"Fritz gives excellent coverage of the confusion and individualism of the American colonies and the Revolutionary War effort.... This book could engender an understanding of the colonial period and, as shown by Arnold's life, the many considerations that affect adult decision-making". — School Library Journal, starred review

"A highly entertaining biography". — Horn Book

"Fritz has made another lively, readable life story." —Kirkus Reviews

“A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history.” —Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
An ABA Pick of the Lists
A Horn Book Fanfare Title

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698115538
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
107,382
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
"Fritz gives excellent coverage of the confusion and individualism of the American colonies and the Revolutionary War effort.... This book could engender an understanding of the colonial period and, as shown by Arnold's life, the many considerations that affect adult decision-making". — School Library Journal, starred review

"A highly entertaining biography". — Horn Book

"Fritz has made another lively, readable life story." —Kirkus Reviews

“A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history.” —Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
An ABA Pick of the Lists
A Horn Book Fanfare Title

Meet the Author

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

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Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Dawn Pittman More than 1 year ago
Not one for history but i picked up this book and couldnt put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read a jean fritz book for my lit class. I don't like biographies so I thought it would be boring but its actually a really good book. And I'm 11.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great and historical adventure. I would rate it the best book of the year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me alot with homework!
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