The Notorious Benedict Arnold

A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

Steve Sheinkin

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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.

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Author Steve Sheinkin thanks the YALSA Committee for selecting THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD as the winner of the 2011 YALSA Nonfiction Winner

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Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Best of 2010 

School Library Journal, Best Children’s Books of 2010

* “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

* “American history is brought to life in this engaging story of revolution and treason. . . . The Notorious Benedict Arnold is likely to make readers want to learn more about the American Revolution and its players, great and small.” —School Library Journal, 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

“History junkies are in for a treat when they pick up this lively, highly readable biography of the U.S.’s most vilified traitor. . . . A worthy addition to all libraries.” —Booklist


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Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin  is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as theYALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist, YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, YALSA Popular Paperbacks, Beacon of Freedom Award, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, New York Charlotte Award Master List

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
February 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250024602
ISBN10: 1250024609
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 368 pages, Black-and-white maps
Age Range: 11 to 14
Grade Range: 6 to 9
$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point
November 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596434868
ISBN10: 1596434864
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages, Black-and-white maps
Age Range: 11 to 14
Grade Range: 6 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 990LL
AR Quiz Number: 140630
AR Points: 9

$19.99

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Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point
November 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429951357
ISBN10: 1429951354
Middle-Grade Nonfiction352 pages
Age Range: 11 to 14
Grade Range: 6 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 990LL

$7.12
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