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Publisher Description

Young fans of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" will enjoy this riveting nonfiction picture book that unfolds like a play, telling a story from American history.

Gravely injured and with little chance for more military honors, Major General Benedict Arnold seeks reward and recognition another way. He contacts Major John André, the new head of British intelligence and another man determined to prove himself. Arnold and André strike a deal and use Arnold’s intelligence to take over West Point, the strategic American fort. The plan ultimately fails, leading to André’s capture and death and Arnold’s loss of reward and glory. Author Selene Castrovilla and illustrator John O’Brien brilliantly capture the tensions and high drama of these two revolutionary rogues by highlighting their similarities and differences and demonstrating how they brought about their own tragic ends. This title also includes an afterword, timelines of the lives of both men, an extensive bibliography, and a list of key places to visit.

A NCSS/CBC Notable Trade Social Studies Book
A Kansas Reading Circle Choice
A Bank Street College Best Book
Tappantown Historical Society’s Achievement Award 

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2017
September 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
48
Pages
PUBLISHER
Astra Publishing House
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
46.8
MB

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