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The Traitors Gate

Title

The Traitors Gate

Authors

Avi .

Illustrator

Karina Raude

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

353 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780689853364

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; Poverty; father in prison; jail; financial hardship; debt

Annotation

When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffman must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2008-2009; Master List; Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2008; Nominee; Young Adult Book Award, 2008; Nominee

Keywords

spies; mystery and detective stories; family life; London

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Traitors Gate

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