Skip to main content


Laurie Halse Anderson


List Price: 23.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/5/2010)
Hardcover (10/21/2008)
Paperback, Large Print (4/1/2018)
Prebound (1/5/2010)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/8/2017)
MP3 CD (10/21/2008)
Prebound (1/5/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/21/2008)

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“This is an incredible look at a little discussed topic -- slavery during the Revolutionary War. When Isabel's master dies, she and her sister, Ruth, are sold to Loyalists and shipped to New York City. The only thing that matters to Isabel is that she and Ruth stay together. But, when Ruth is sold in the middle of the night, Isabel does what it takes to find her again, even if it means spying for the rebels.”
— Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
View the List


At the start of the Revolutionary War, Isabel is sold to a cruel loyalist family, even though she has been promised freedom by her former owner. Soon faced with the choice of working for or against the British, Isabel chooses to work with anyone who can help her.

Thorndike Press, 9781410414250, 441pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009