Two Times a Traitor

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Two Times a Traitor

By Karen Bass
Juvenile Fiction for Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-1-77278-031-4 (HC) | 978-1-77278-024-6 (PB)
List Price: $17.95 CAD / $15.95 USD (HC) | $12.95 CAD / $10.95 USD (PB)
HC with dust jacket | Paperback with french flaps
Trim Size: 13.97 x 20.32 cm / 5.5 x 8 in
Pages: 288

Canadian Publication Date: May 15, 2017
U.S. Publication Date: August 21, 2017

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

A fast-paced middle-grade offering from internationally acclaimed author Karen Bass

Angry over his family’s recent move and current enforced holiday in Halifax, twelve-year-old Laz Berenger rebels against a guided tour of the Citadel and sets out to explore on his own. In one dark tunnel, his St. Christopher’s medal burns suddenly hot. There’s a strange smell, and Laz blacks out. When he wakes up, everything happens at once. A sword is put to his throat. Men who look like extras from Pirates of the Caribbean hand him over to a ship’s captain who strips him and takes his medal. He is declared a French spy. Laz realizes, to his horror, that it is 1745 and he is trapped in time. These English colonists, still loyal to King George, are at war with the French. To earn his freedom, Laz must promise to spy on the French at the fortification of Louisbourg. But once in Louisbourg, Laz earns a job as runner to the kind Commander Morpain and learns to love both the man and the town. How will Laz find a way to betray the inhabitants of Louisbourg? How else can he hope to earn back his St. Christopher’s medal, which is surely his key to returning to his own time?

The award-winning author of The Hill and Graffiti Knight has written an enthralling, swash-buckling time-slip adventure for middle-grade readers centered on a fascinating period in North American history.

Awards and Honors:
2017 Junior Library Guild selection

Reviews:
“The plot of Two Times a Traitor is carefully woven and tension-filled….Richness of detail, the result of the author’s careful research, helps the reader suspend disbelief and be caught up in the story….Young readers will identify with likeable Laz and will enjoy the drama and fast pace of Two Times a Traitor. Recommended.”—CM Magazine

“This novel has enough action to suit the most demanding reader….Highly recommended…”—Winnipeg Free Press

“Readers will be swept up and away in this riveting middle-grade historical/time travel nail biting adventure, and into the pages of an exciting part of Canadian history! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!”—Recently Read

“This is a great story….Canadian history isn’t taught as much as it should be in school, so this story would be a great supplement for kids. Though Canada’s 150th anniversary is being celebrated this year, this story demonstrates how Canada’s history goes far beyond 150 years.”—Jill Jemmett