The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

By Avi

Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780545477116, 215pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2012


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!

About the Author
Some pretty amazing things have happened to Avi. It all began in 1970, with "Things That Sometimes Happen, " his first book. His novels include two Newbery Honor Books, "Nothing but the Truth" and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, " also the winner of the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. Avi's fifty books tell mysterious, fantastical, and historical tales, and even an animal tale or two, like "Poppy" (also a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award recipient) and "The Christmas Rat." He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.

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