Sophia's War

Sophia's War

A Tale of the Revolution

Avi

Book - 2012
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Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery Medalist.

In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which is newly occupied by the British army. Sophia is horrified by the event and resolves to do all she can to help the American cause. Recruited as a spy, she becomes a maid in the home of General Clinton, the supreme commander of the British forces in America. Through her work she becomes aware that someone in the American army might be switching sides, and she uncovers a plot that will grievously damage the Americans if it succeeds. But the identity of the would-be traitor is so shocking that no one believes her, and so Sophia decides to stop the treacherous plot herself, at great personal peril: She's young, she's a girl, and she's running out of time. And if she fails, she's facing an execution of her own.

Master storyteller Avi shows exactly how personal politics can be in this "nail-biting thriller" ( Publishers Weekly ) that is rich in historical detail and rife with action.
Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442414426
Branch Call Number: J AVI
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 22 cm

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jnelson0 Feb 09, 2017

After witnessing a hanging and knowing her brother is on a prison ship, Sophia decides who she really supports during the American Revolution. But does she have the guts to become a spy and possibly hang herself?

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