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Author: Karina Raude,Avi
ISBN13: 978-0689853364
Title: The Traitors' Gate (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback))
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Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
Pages: 368

The Traitors' Gate (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Paperback)) by Karina Raude,Avi



Publication Date: May 11, 2010. It is the mystery of THE TRAITORS' GATE that will keep readers turning the pages. Unfortunately for John, he has more suspects than he can count, and every piece of information he learns raises as many questions as answers.

illustrated by Karina Raude. A richard jackson book. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. New York London Toronto Sydney. Summary: When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffam must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family. ISBN: 978-0-689-85335-7.

A Richard Jackson Book. Summary, et. 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. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The Traitors' Gate, by Avi ; illustrated by Karina Raude.

The Traitors' Gate book. John Huffam is sure the tall man's beard is false  . Published May 22nd 2007 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (first published January 1st 2007). 0689853351 (ISBN13: 9780689853357).

The Traitors' Gate by Avi - It’s 1849, the year John Huffman’s father is sentenced to London’s Whitecross Street Prison. Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer. Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 2010). ISBN13: 9780689853364.

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young ReadersReleased: May 11, 2010ISBN: 9781439132197Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. The rower peers through the murk. There’s the Tower of London. You can just make out Traitors’ Gate. I’d rather not land there, mutters the other.

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About book: Raschka strikes me as an amazing artist and a below average storyteller. I love his illustrations in this (as always). The muted brown, grey, blue, etc give the story a lonely feeling, and the simplistic, watercolor sketches are unique. In the story, a child wonders about the life of a little black crow, but comes to no real conclusion. I'm not sure it's intended this way, but it seemed to have a double meaning about how even people who seem very different from you can actually be much the same. If that is the case, this book becomes much richer. I liked the words better.

By Avi, Karina Raude (Illustrator). Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9780689853364, 353pp. Publication Date: September 7, 2010. Individual store prices may vary. It's 1849, the year John Huffman's father is sentenced to London's Whitecross Street Prison. He's been put away for gambling debt-leaving fourteen-year-old John and his family out on the street.

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It’s 1849, the year John Huffman’s father is sentenced to London’s Whitecross Street Prison. He’s been put away for gambling debt—leaving fourteen-year-old John and his family out on the street. But it seems gambling is the least of their problems: Father Huffman is accused of treason. Surrounded by a cast of sinister and suspicious characters, John’s not sure what to believe…or whom.
Reviews: 7
Granigrinn
This book is awesome. It is so well-written, with such quaint Victorian (?) style of writing... it should be a classic along with Oliver Twist." The quote on the back is very true: Every character, and I think every one, has another side to him and is out for himself. No one is who he/she appears to be...not even Sari.

I will admit, the book starts out slow, the print is small, and it took me a while to read it. But as you get near to the end you can't put it down. It's AR and Junior High level, with relatively few "bad" words. Good choice for a school library!
Captain America
Perfect time for perfect book
Terr
""By the end of this week," said my father, as if speaking of a change in weather, "there's a possibility I shall be sent to prison."" - John Horatio Huffam

With these few words, spoken with his characteristic mildness, John Huffam's father ignites a veritable firestorm within the household - and John finds himself at the very center. With his father locked away in debtor's prison, it seems that everyone turns to fourteen-year-old John to make things right. But, as John quickly learns, there is a great deal more to this business that his father's (albeit alarmingly large) gambling debt. Intrigue, confusion, family squabbles and the possibility that his father might be involved in treason all face John as he attempts to do what is best for his family. Ranked against him? A cantankerous old great-aunt, a vindictive solicitor/failed amateur actor, his sister's French suitor, a mysterious Irishman, a bully of a schoolmaster and not one, but two, Scotland Yard Inspectors. On his side? No one, except a streetwise and cocky orphan known as Sary the Sneak. Surely John is in over his head, but he can only do what he must and leave the rest to fate.

In his homage to Charles Dickens, Avi brings to vivid life the mid-nineteenth century London the great author knew so well and clearly loved. The city is resplendent is its fog, coal smoke, twisted alleys and cobbled streets. In young John Huffam, the reader discovers a character that can truly claim to be the natural heir to David Copperfield, Philip Pirrip and Oliver Twist. Even the style of the narrative of this skillfully rendered novel brings Dickens to mind. Wonderfully done, thoroughly engaging and a delight from beginning to end.
Alsanadar
THE TRAITORS' GATE is everything you'd expect from an Avi novel--a well-realized historical adventure, plenty of suspense, and lots of surprises along the way. Whether you're intrigued by Victorian England, you like a good mystery, or you're just looking for a book that will keep you guessing right until the final chapter, you'll find something to enjoy here.

It is the mystery of THE TRAITORS' GATE that will keep readers turning the pages. If 14-year-old John Huffam wants to save his family from destitution, he must find a scheming traitor, who engineered his father's arrest in order to force Mr. Huffam to sell the military secrets he has memorized. Unfortunately for John, he has more suspects than he can count, and every piece of information he learns raises as many questions as answers. Even with the help of a Scotland Yard inspector and a scruffy street girl who knows all the secrets of London, the task seems close to impossible. Yet John pushes on, through multiple twists and turns, to an ending that is satisfying yet unpredictable.

Underneath the mystery, however, there is a lot more to the story. At heart, it is a tale of lost innocence and growing up. John must come to terms with the fact that many of the adults in his life, including his father, are deeply flawed. It is up to him to choose: allow himself to sink to the levels of his role models, or do his best to hold himself above them and be the best person he can be, despite his circumstances. He must also decide who to turn away from, and, more importantly, who to forgive. For nothing in THE TRAITORS' GATE is completely black and white. Every character has virtues as well as vices, and most are simply doing what they think is best for them, with believable (if not always sympathetic) motives. This depth with stick with readers long after they've discovered the answer to the mystery.

Making the story even more engaging is the vivid depiction of Victorian London. Descriptions are full of detail and life. Readers will feel as though they've taken a trip there rather than just reading about it. Avi reveals the full range of London experiences, from the lush homes of the rich to the squalid rooms of the very poor, and everything in between. Though some of the laws and customs of this period will be unfamiliar to readers, explanations are easily worked into the story as John learns things about his society even he didn't realize.

If you have a chance to pick this one up, don't hesitate. THE TRAITORS' GATE will stir the mind and the heart equally, and entertain readers along the way.

Reviewed by: Lynn Crow
Broadcaster
I'd definitely recommend this book to middle school students who enjoy mysteries and aren't afraid of historical settings - or, conversely, to those who enjoy history and aren't afraid of a mystery being mixed in.

Avi does an excellent job of incorporating historical settings and situations into this story: from the sponging house to debtor's prison; from the Traitor's Gate to the homeless, huddled masses; from a wealthy but woefully ill woman to the first inspectors at Scotland Yard. And while setting the stage throughout, allowing the reader to visualize a different time and place, there is a mystery to solve.

And therein lies my only complaint: there's a bit too much repetition of clues so that the reader isn't surprised when the mysterious "inspector" is finally revealed; or when the financial backing for both the Irish and the French is unmasked; or even the final moments before we're told who's really come to take the secret plans. But even so, the story is very well told. Fans of young adult fiction certainly won't be disappointed with this book.
Sharpbrew
I love historical fiction, and this book is great for kids who want to imagine what it was like to live in another time and place! The story is also a clever mystery. Real people and places are strewn into the fictional book, so you can actually learn from it as well!
Angana
I hope Avi never stops writing books. It's no wonder there are so many books by this guy - he can really write!