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Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own. (Bowker Author Biography)


Værker af Avi

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990) 6,695 eksemplarer
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2002) 5,469 eksemplarer
Poppy (1995) 2,566 eksemplarer
The Secret School (2001) 2,532 eksemplarer
Nothing but the Truth (1991) 2,410 eksemplarer
Midnight Magic (1999) 1,686 eksemplarer
The Fighting Ground (1984) 1,458 eksemplarer
Ragweed (1997) 1,210 eksemplarer
The Seer of Shadows (2008) 1,069 eksemplarer
Poppy and Rye (1998) 1,062 eksemplarer
The Good Dog (2001) 1,033 eksemplarer
Perloo the Bold (1998) 970 eksemplarer
Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? (1981) 928 eksemplarer
Prairie School (2001) 873 eksemplarer
Don't You Know There's A War On? (2001) 858 eksemplarer
Crispin: At the Edge of the World (2006) 846 eksemplarer
The Barn (1994) 810 eksemplarer
Ereth's Birthday (2000) 785 eksemplarer
Something Upstairs (1988) 776 eksemplarer
The Man Who Was Poe (1989) 727 eksemplarer
Windcatcher (1991) 718 eksemplarer
Iron Thunder (I Witness) (2007) 705 eksemplarer
Blue Heron (1992) 608 eksemplarer
Bright Shadow (1985) 598 eksemplarer
The Escape From Home (1996) 573 eksemplarer
City of Orphans (2011) 507 eksemplarer
Night Journeys (1979) 415 eksemplarer
Poppy's Return (2005) 411 eksemplarer
Wolf Rider (1986) 386 eksemplarer
City of Light, City of Dark (1993) 384 eksemplarer
"Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?" (1992) 379 eksemplarer
Old Wolf (2015) 364 eksemplarer
The Christmas Rat (2000) 363 eksemplarer
Captain Grey (1977) 358 eksemplarer
Never Mind!: A Twin Novel (2004) 356 eksemplarer
Lord Kirkle's Money (1996) 356 eksemplarer
S.O.R. Losers (1984) 325 eksemplarer
Murder At Midnight (2009) 318 eksemplarer
Crispin: The End of Time (2010) 318 eksemplarer
No More Magic (1975) 261 eksemplarer
The Traitors' Gate (2007) 248 eksemplarer
Poppy and Ereth (2009) 232 eksemplarer
A Beginning, a Muddle, and an End (2008) 185 eksemplarer
Catch You Later, Traitor (1794) 184 eksemplarer
A Place Called Ugly (1981) 181 eksemplarer
Silent Movie (2003) 168 eksemplarer
The Mayor of Central Park (2003) 156 eksemplarer
Man from the Sky (1980) 148 eksemplarer
The Player King (2017) 139 eksemplarer
Encounter at Easton (1980) 135 eksemplarer
Smuggler's Island (1983) 120 eksemplarer
School of the Dead (2016) 105 eksemplarer
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Redaktør; Bidragyder; Introduktion — 89 eksemplarer
Devil's Race (1984) 84 eksemplarer
Gold Rush Girl (2020) 73 eksemplarer
Sometimes I Think I Hear My Name (1982) 67 eksemplarer
Ragweed and Poppy (2020) 63 eksemplarer
Punch With Judy (1999) 58 eksemplarer
Loyalty (2022) 54 eksemplarer
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
The End of the World and Beyond (2019) 37 eksemplarer
Tales from Dimwood Forest Box Set (2001) 21 eksemplarer
Keep Your Eye on Amanda (1999) 12 eksemplarer
City of Magic (2022) 11 eksemplarer
The Secret Sisters (2023) 7 eksemplarer
Secrets of Shadows 2 eksemplarer
Horse Power 1 eksemplar
Skyfire 1 eksemplar
Primula si sposa (2003) 1 eksemplar
Gates of Light 1 eksemplar
Rift White oak 1 eksemplar
Bored Tom {novelette} (2006) 1 eksemplar
The grow home 1 eksemplar
Lion Of Jordan 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Robinson Crusoe (1719) — Forord, nogle udgaver24,490 eksemplarer
Når naturen kalder (1903) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver19,798 eksemplarer
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragyder — 764 eksemplarer
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Bidragyder — 276 eksemplarer
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other School Stories (2004) — Bidragyder — 245 eksemplarer
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Acting Out (2008) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Pirulí (2002) — Illustrator — 13 eksemplarer
Pirulí en el zoo (1999) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer

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Noah Cope, a 13 year old boy, is living through the American Revolution. He has to become the man of the house after his father, a pastor who is loyal to the English Church and the king, is killed by the rebels. After he and his family leave their home of Tullbury to move to Boston to live with their uncle, Noah has to find a job to help provide for his family. He gets a job working as a spy for the British at the Green Dragon Tavern. While working at the tavern, Noah starts to question the truth and whose side he is really on.

I am so glad that Avi wrote a new middle grades American Revolution book! I have been looking for a new book club book for some if my higher 5th grade readers for our American Revolution unit and this is it!

I love how clear Avi was in the early chapters with vocabulary. For children who are learning about the American Revolution and all the technical vocabulary it was a huge help! He clearly definite Tories, loyalists, red coats, Sons of Liberty, continental army, royal crown, and more. It really set the stage well for the young readers to learn, but also better understand the story.

I also really enjoyed the progression of the book. It mentioned so many real places and people. It will help students learn about some of the major events in the American Revolution and sympathize with the struggle people faced during the war, which I feel is sometimes left out of the history books. The main character Noah was very relatable. As a young boy you could really feel his struggle and trying to think for himself on what side he is on loyalist or rebel.
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Booksonthehammock | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 19, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this book. Very much like "Telephone," the story gets misconstrued the further it goes.
As a teacher, I empathize with her the most. But as annoying as Phillip is, I did find him quite realistic.
owlbeyourfriend | 44 andre anmeldelser | Feb 6, 2024 |
Sophia's brother, William, taught her about patriotism and the cause of liberty before he left to join General Washington's army. After the British seize lower Manhattan, Sophia must bridle her tongue and hide her allegiances. She watches Nathan Hale's hanging and witnesses the despicable inhumanity of the British prison ships when she tries to ease her brother's plight. In opposition to her hatred for the British is her infatuation for John Andres, a British officer billeted in her parent's home. Sophia must face her feelings for Andres and decide where her loyalties truly lie when she learns that Benedict Arnold conspired with Andres to surrender Fort West Point to the British.
©2024 Kathy Maxwell at https://bookskidslike.com
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kathymariemax | 18 andre anmeldelser | Feb 3, 2024 |



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