Publication Date: 04/01/2024 ISBN: 9781801991018 Category:

City of Spies

Iszi Lawrence

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 04/01/2024 ISBN: 9781801991018 Category:
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A thrilling spy adventure set in New York during the American revolution. From the rising star of children’s historical fiction, Iszi Lawrence, this is the perfect high-action adventure for fans of Horrible Histories, Emma Carroll and Hamilton.

It’s 1780 and the struggle for American independence is raging. In New York, twelve-year-old Aiden
Blaise is sure that the British will win soon. How can a few rebel colonies hold out against the might of the British crown? And anyway he’s more concerned with somehow managing to rise above his lot in life and make his fortune.

But New York is a powder keg of soldiers and spies, and soon Aiden will be drawn into the fight for freedom in a way he could never have predicted…

Packed with historical detail and tales of the Culper Spy Ring, Benedict Arnold, James Rivington and George Washington, this page-turning thriller about the American War of Independence will have young readers gripped.

Publisher Review

This is children's fiction at its best * The Lady, on Blackbeard's Treasure * PRAISE FOR BLACKBEARD'S TREASURE Your 8-12 year olds need to get their hands on this swashbuckling adventure by the brilliant Iszi Lawrence. * Natalie Haynes, author of Stone Blind and A Thousand Ships * PRAISE FOR THE UNSTOPPABLE LETTY PEGG Letty and her friends and rivals are great characters, as are the real life people she comes across at different times in her adventures. Thoroughly recommended. -- Andrea Reece * Books for Keeps * PRAISE FOR BILLIE SWIFT TAKES FLIGHT It is brimming with historical detail and really highlights the heroic nature of some very inspirational women. It would be an excellent class story that would provide children with a tale about a thrilling war-time adventure. * Reading Zone *

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