Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold

Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold

by Jean Fritz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698115538
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 319,383
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China to American missionaries on November 16, 1915. Living there until she was almost thirteen sparked a lifelong interest in American history.  She wrote about her childhood in China in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the National Book Award.
     Ms. Fritz was the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people.
     Among the other prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: the National Humanities Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. the Christopher Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
     She passed away on May 14, 2017.

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"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

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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!
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This book helped me alot with homework!
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