Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Read-Through Thursday: The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Instead of talking about a book I’ve read, this week I’m going to crow about a book on behalf of my friend and critique partner, Steve Sheinkin. This week the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature were announced and Steve’s book, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, is a winner!

Congratulations, Steve!

Honestly, this couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more talented guy. 

Here’s the blurb from the publisher, Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan, on The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery: Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.

Among the accolades:

Starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Horn Book Magazine
A School Library Journal, Best Children’s Books of 2010
And now the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about his next book, due out from Roaring Brook in Fall 2012, so let me just say that I have read bits of it and it will be amazing.  Steve has a way of building tension and excitement even when we already know the outcome.

Okay, what are we all waiting for?  Go out and get The Notorious Benedict Arnold!



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