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In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed.  Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin's banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne'er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies.  Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop.  But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin.  As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie...a choice that could determine the fate of a nation.

Review:

"This story imagines what would have happened if the Americans had lost the Revolutionary War, and focuses on a boy who agrees to spy on Benjamin Franklin. PW said, 'History buffs will recognize some clever dialogue and the hero struggles with compelling questions, such as the meaning of honor and the value of war.' Ages 12-up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Now in paperback--the "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year that explores what might have happened if the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed in 1776.

About the Author

Gary L. Blackwood sold his first story when he was nineteen, and has been writing and publishing stories, articles, plays, novels, and nonfiction books regularly ever since. His stage plays have won awards and been produced in university and regional theatre. Nonfiction subjects he's covered include biography, history, and paranormal phenomena. His juvenile novels, which include WILD TIMOTHY, THE DYING SUN, and THE SHAKESPEARE STEALER, are set in a wide range of times and places, from Elizabethan England to a parallel universe. Several have received special recognition and been translated into other languages. He and his wife and kids live outside Carthage, MO.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142400784
Author:
Blackwood, Gary
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Blackwood, Gary L.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.70x4.66x.66 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
12-UP

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Product details 272 pages Speak - English 9780142400784 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This story imagines what would have happened if the Americans had lost the Revolutionary War, and focuses on a boy who agrees to spy on Benjamin Franklin. PW said, 'History buffs will recognize some clever dialogue and the hero struggles with compelling questions, such as the meaning of honor and the value of war.' Ages 12-up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback--the "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year that explores what might have happened if the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed in 1776.

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