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About the Author

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)


Obras por Avi

Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2002) 5,466 exemplares
Poppy (1995) 2,566 exemplares
The Secret School (2001) 2,532 exemplares
Nothing but the Truth (1991) 2,410 exemplares
Midnight Magic (1999) 1,687 exemplares
The Fighting Ground (1984) 1,458 exemplares
Ragweed (1997) 1,209 exemplares
The Seer of Shadows (2008) 1,069 exemplares
Poppy and Rye (1998) 1,062 exemplares
The Good Dog (2001) 1,033 exemplares
Perloo the Bold (1998) 970 exemplares
Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? (1981) 928 exemplares
Prairie School (2001) 873 exemplares
Don't You Know There's A War On? (2001) 858 exemplares
Crispin: At the Edge of the World (2006) 846 exemplares
The Barn (1994) 809 exemplares
Ereth's Birthday (2000) 784 exemplares
Something Upstairs (1988) 776 exemplares
The Man Who Was Poe (1989) 726 exemplares
Windcatcher (1991) 718 exemplares
Iron Thunder (I Witness) (2007) 705 exemplares
Blue Heron (1992) 608 exemplares
Bright Shadow (1985) 597 exemplares
The Escape From Home (1996) 573 exemplares
City of Orphans (2011) 507 exemplares
Night Journeys (1979) 416 exemplares
Poppy's Return (2005) 411 exemplares
Wolf Rider (1986) 386 exemplares
City of Light, City of Dark (1993) 384 exemplares
"Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?" (1992) 379 exemplares
The Christmas Rat (2000) 363 exemplares
Old Wolf (2015) 363 exemplares
Captain Grey (1977) 358 exemplares
Lord Kirkle's Money (1996) 356 exemplares
Never Mind!: A Twin Novel (2004) 356 exemplares
S.O.R. Losers (1984) 325 exemplares
Murder At Midnight (2009) 318 exemplares
Crispin: The End of Time (2010) 318 exemplares
No More Magic (1975) 261 exemplares
The Traitors' Gate (2007) 248 exemplares
Poppy and Ereth (2009) 232 exemplares
A Beginning, a Muddle, and an End (2008) 185 exemplares
Catch You Later, Traitor (1794) 184 exemplares
A Place Called Ugly (1981) 181 exemplares
Silent Movie (2003) 168 exemplares
The Mayor of Central Park (2003) 156 exemplares
Man from the Sky (1980) 148 exemplares
The Player King (2017) 138 exemplares
Encounter at Easton (1980) 135 exemplares
Smuggler's Island (1983) 120 exemplares
School of the Dead (2016) 106 exemplares
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Editor; Contribuidor; Introdução — 89 exemplares
Devil's Race (1984) 84 exemplares
Gold Rush Girl (2020) 73 exemplares
Sometimes I Think I Hear My Name (1982) 67 exemplares
Ragweed and Poppy (2020) 63 exemplares
Punch With Judy (1999) 58 exemplares
Loyalty (2022) 54 exemplares
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The End of the World and Beyond (2019) 37 exemplares
Tales from Dimwood Forest Box Set (2001) 21 exemplares
Keep Your Eye on Amanda (1999) 12 exemplares
City of Magic (2022) 11 exemplares
The Secret Sisters (2023) 8 exemplares
Secrets of Shadows 2 exemplares
Primula si sposa (2003) 1 exemplar
Lion Of Jordan 1 exemplar
Rift White oak 1 exemplar
Bored Tom {novelette} (2006) 1 exemplar
The grow home 1 exemplar
Skyfire 1 exemplar
Gates of Light 1 exemplar
Horse Power 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Robinson Crusoe (1719) — Prefácio, algumas edições24,485 exemplares
The Call of the Wild (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições19,784 exemplares
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 764 exemplares
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other School Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 245 exemplares
When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up (1996) — Contribuidor — 221 exemplares
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Acting Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Pirulí (2002) — Ilustrador — 13 exemplares
Pirulí en el zoo (1999) — Ilustrador — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Book about sailing/pirates em Name that Book (Dezembro 2015)


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 outra crítica | 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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |


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