A study of the life and character of the brilliant Revolutionary War general who deserted to the British for money.
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Acclaimed biographer, Jean Fritz, was born in China where she lived until the age of thirteen. She tells her story in Homesick, My Own Story, a Newbery Honor Book. Ms Fritz is the author of forty-five books for children and young people. Many center on historical American figures, gaining her a reputation as the premier author of biographies for children and young people. Among the prestigious awards Ms. Fritz has garnered are: a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, an American Book Award, a Christopher Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and many ALA Notable Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice Awards.
"Fritz gives excellent coverage of the confusion and individualism of the American colonies and the Revolutionary War effort.... This book could engender an understanding of the colonial period and, as shown by Arnold's life, the many considerations that affect adult decision-making". -- School Library Journal, starred review
"A highly entertaining biography". -- Horn Book
"Fritz has made another lively, readable life story." --Kirkus Reviews
“A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history.” —Publishers Weekly
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
An ABA Pick of the Lists
A Horn Book Fanfare Title
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Book Description Puffin, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140329404
Book Description Puffin, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140329404