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

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

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Book Title
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Author
Steve Sheinkin
ISBN
9781596434868
New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Honor recipient, and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin presents both the heroism and the treachery of one of the Revolutionary War's most infamous players in his biography of Benedict Arnold. Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction Winner of the YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes. Steve Sheinkin's accessible biography, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing American Revolution battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale from history. "Sheinkin sees Arnold as America's 'original action hero' and succeeds in writing a brilliant, fast-paced biography that reads like an adventure novel...The author's obvious mastery of his material, lively prose and abundant use of eyewitness accounts make this one of the most exciting biographies young readers will find." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Several complex political, social, and military themes emerge, one of the most prominent being that within the Continental army, often simplistically depicted as single-minded patriots, beat hearts scheming with political machinations that are completely familiar today...Arnold's inexorable clash with Gates and his decision to turn traitor both chill and compel." --Horn Book Magazine (starred review) Also by Steve Sheinkin: Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous WeaponThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarWhich Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarBorn to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across AmericaBinding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Steve SheinkinPublisher: Flash PointPublished: 11/09/2010ISBN: 9781596434868Pages: 337Weight: 1.01lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10dAward: Charlotte Award - NomineeAward: Jefferson Cup - Honor BookAward: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - WinnerAward: Cybils - FinalistReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2010Booklist 10/15/2010 pg. 43School Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 142Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2010 - Recommended - ReadableHorn Book Magazine 01/01/2011 pg. 115Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 189SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 36Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 140630 / Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & TreacheryReading Level: 7.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9

New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Honor recipient, and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin presents both the heroism and the treachery of one of the Revolutionary War's most infamous players in his biography of Benedict Arnold.

Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction

Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes.

Steve Sheinkin's accessible biography, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing American Revolution battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale from history.

"Sheinkin sees Arnold as America's 'original action hero' and succeeds in writing a brilliant, fast-paced biography that reads like an adventure novel...The author's obvious mastery of his material, lively prose and abundant use of eyewitness accounts make this one of the most exciting biographies young readers will find." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Several complex political, social, and military themes emerge, one of the most prominent being that within the Continental army, often simplistically depicted as single-minded patriots, beat hearts scheming with political machinations that are completely familiar today...Arnold's inexorable clash with Gates and his decision to turn traitor both chill and compel." --Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

Also by Steve Sheinkin:

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion
King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
Published: 11/09/2010
ISBN: 9781596434868
Pages: 337
Weight: 1.01lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10d
Award: Charlotte Award - Nominee
Award: Jefferson Cup - Honor Book
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2010
Booklist 10/15/2010 pg. 43
School Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 142
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2010 - Recommended - Readable
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2011 pg. 115
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 189
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 36

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 140630 / Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
Reading Level: 7.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9

New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Honor recipient, and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin presents both the heroism and the treachery of one of the Revolutionary War's most infamous players in his biography of Benedict Arnold.

Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction

Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes.

Steve Sheinkin's accessible biography, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing American Revolution battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale from history.

"Sheinkin sees Arnold as America's 'original action hero' and succeeds in writing a brilliant, fast-paced biography that reads like an adventure novel...The author's obvious mastery of his material, lively prose and abundant use of eyewitness accounts make this one of the most exciting biographies young readers will find." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Several complex political, social, and military themes emerge, one of the most prominent being that within the Continental army, often simplistically depicted as single-minded patriots, beat hearts scheming with political machinations that are completely familiar today...Arnold's inexorable clash with Gates and his decision to turn traitor both chill and compel." --Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

Also by Steve Sheinkin:

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion
King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: Flash Point
Published: 11/09/2010
ISBN: 9781596434868
Pages: 337
Weight: 1.01lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 1.10d
Award: Charlotte Award - Nominee
Award: Jefferson Cup - Honor Book
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2010
Booklist 10/15/2010 pg. 43
School Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 142
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2010 - Recommended - Readable
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2011 pg. 115
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 189
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 36

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 140630 / Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
Reading Level: 7.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9