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The Traitors' Gate

By Avi
Illustrated by Karina Raude

About The Book

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.

About The Author

Photograph by Katherine Warde

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

About The Illustrator

Karina Raude lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The Traitors' Gate
is the first book she has illustrated.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 7, 2010)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689853364
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Ages: 11 - 14
  • Lexile ® 810L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Land of Enchantment RoadRunner Award Nominee (NM)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List (VT)
  • KSRA YA Book Award Master List (PA)

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