Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

by Avi
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi

Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery medalist.

In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which is newly occupied by the British army. Sophia is horrified by the event and resolves to do all she can to help the American cause. Recruited as a spy, she becomes a maid in the home of General Clinton, the supreme commander of the British forces in America. Through her work she becomes aware that someone in the American army might be switching sides, and she uncovers a plot that will grievously damage the Americans if it succeeds. But the identity of the would-be traitor is so shocking that no one believes her, and so Sophia decides to stop the treacherous plot herself, at great personal peril: She’s young, she’s a girl, and she’s running out of time. And if she fails, she’s facing an execution of her own.
Master storyteller Avi shows exactly how personal politics can be in this riveting novel that is rich in historical detail and rife with action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442414426
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 48,631
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book on the betryal of Benedict Arnold and the Britsh Amy's leader, John andr¿. Avi made up a female character, Sophia Calderwood, and told the story from her point of view. I expected more action, not feelings and how Sophia felt towards John Andr¿. It was a short book (256 pgs)and is worth the money. I also reccomend Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Chains is longer and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a historical fiction walkthrough of a girl named Sophia. Her brother is in the army, but something horrid happens, followed by something that would change Sopia's life forever. Being a patriot, when a certain soilder starts living in her house, Sophia can only pray for her family's saftey. I do not own a copy, beacause we are reading it in school. I hope you enjoy this book, Axolotl lover579 P.S. this book is a real cliff hanger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I simply loved this book! I would recomend it to any one who likes history, and who get get through some boring parts. A few parts of the book where kind of gory so be forewarned! If you do not like stuff about wars then this is not the book for you! I hope that you consider this book. I also hope that this reveiw was usefull.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down!!!!! This book is about a young girl named Sofia Calderwood who lives in New York during the revelution. Her older brother is in the American army. Then, a British officer by the name of John Andre moves in to her house.Soon, Sofia finds out that her brother has been captured and put in a prison, but Andre refuses to help. Will Sofia find a way to save her brother? What will she do if he dies?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and i have not even gotten to page 29 yet its deserves a newbarry award
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher is reading this book to our class. This book is so good. I totally recommend this book!!! 100% awesome!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I love it. I read it for school and it was so cool. If anyone is looking for a good revolutionary war book then you should read sophia's war!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The age group is 5th grade-10th grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It would be a great read for you if you like historical fiction or anything on the american revolution. Ithink that Avi is a great author because his books are always interesting and he gives somethig that sort of makes tou feel as if you were in Sophia Calderwood's shoes. Avi makes his characters very realisctic. Its almost like you can realte to them and you understand them. In this book Sophia calderwood is living in Newyork with her family. Newyork has been captured by the brittish. Sophias brother is a patriot soilder and gets captured by the brittish and taken prisoner. Sophia goes to wirk as a maid at general clintons home.(A brittish general). She soon uncover a plan to give West Point over to the brittish for a large sum of money and a battle. But sophia finds out and soes eveerything that she can to prevent the meeting from taking place. I loved this book. You are a great author avi. I would recomend this book to you.If you like avi writing or if you just like historical fiction. The end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
During the Revolutionary War, a 12 year old girl, Sophia Calderwood, witnesses a horrid hanging of a young man named Nathan Hale. This is just part of the beginning. Sophia’s War is an intense story about how a young lady lady goes through the revolutionary war. She meets some people while working and traveling through the 13 colonies. Her brother and father are in the war. When her father came home, something happened. But, she wondered where her brother William was. This action packed story will fill you with amazement and question but it will all come together in the end. It may not be suitable for younger audiences but, the teachers that teach social studies or history would love this book to share with their class.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - M.H. 5th Grader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Avi truly wrote an amazing book. I really enjoyed reading it. It has adventure and some sadness. It gives good details on what life was like for Sophia and her family. I recomend it to all. It was amazing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kay, so it was cool and all but the main thing that was wrong was that there wasn't really enough action. If you read this make your headline Tori Kelly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This goes out to all the people who think this book was great or good. Well i have not been able to finish it yet but so far it is amazing!!! And if you agree then pat your self on the back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this is a really good book and I am only chapter 8, only 62 chapters to go!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great thriller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophias War is areally good book in the revoloutianary, but I AM surprised that she is not in history books. My favorite character is Sophias mom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good fast read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read it . Is it good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much about sophias feelings. No action or anything ijteresting. No one cares that he has a school girls cruh bon jihn ande. This book sucks. Dont read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is the age group i must know make your headline Michael Jackson if your nice ofen to answer.