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The Traitors Gate

Title

The Traitors Gate

Authors

Avi .

Illustrator

Karina Raude

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780689853364

Pages

353 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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