The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

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Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.

About Steve Sheinkin

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Steve Sheinkin is the recipient of the YASLA award for Excellence in Nonfiction. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Published November 9, 2010 by Flash Point. 353 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Opening with the hanging of Major Andre, the British officer who plotted with Arnold to turn West Point over to the British, the story sticks to the exciting illustrative scenes of Arnold’s career—the invasion of Canada, assembling America’s first naval fleet, the Battle of Valcour Island, the Ba...

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A Patchwork of Books

Your book review is so moving and you are right about the importance of new books that bring the Holocaust to light from a perspective that kids can relate to.

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A Patchwork of Books

I was really glad to see this different perspective on the Revolution than what I had been given as a teen.This past week I read Laurie Halse Anderson's Chains, another great book set in the same time & place with an African American character's point of view.

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