The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
(Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780545477116, 240pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
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Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition!
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832.
But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder!
After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!
Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD and Newbery Honors for NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.
Praise for THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE
*"A thrilling tale, tautly plotted, vividly narrated."-Kirkus, starred review
*"Riveting. Nonstop action. A story hard to forget."-Booklist, starred review
*"A breathtaking seafaring adventure."-School Library Journal, starred review
Newbery Honor Book
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
ALA Notable Children's Book
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Booklist Editors' Choice
The Horn Book Fanfare Book
NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
IRA Children's Choice