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Catch You Later, Traitor

(2015)
A novel by

 
From Newbery Medalist Avi comes the thrilling and suspenseful story of an ordinary American family who falls under suspicion during the 1950s Red Scare.

It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves detective stories and radio crime dramas. When an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in his family?

PRAISE FOR CATCH YOU LATER, TRAITOR:

"Suspenseful . . . Authentic period details--such as popular radio programs and the ongoing rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants--add a colorful backdrop to Pete's quest as he navigates the murky gray area between truth and fiction. An excellent introduction to the frenzy of the McCarthy era." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Avi, a master of historical fiction, vividly recreates not only the neighborhoods and pop culture of period Brooklyn, but the runaway paranoia that dominated daily life in the early years of the Cold War. With each clue Pete uncovers, the tension picks up, engaging readers in solving the dual mystery of his father's past and identifying his accuser whose name is kept a well-concealed surprise until the last moment . . . As a mystery, historical fiction, and love letter to 1950s Brooklyn, this novel succeeds on every level." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Avi's tale of one Brooklyn family living in a time of intolerance effectively explores the natures of suspicion, loyalty, and freedom, following a young protagonist who comes to learn the importance of freedom of speech and 'staying true to your own thoughts.'" - The Horn Book Magazine

"An involving, twisty mystery, grounded by the palpable emotional threat of Pete's father being taken away. An accomplished historical mystery by one of kid lit's most reliable craftspeople." - Booklist

"Thought-provoking . . . Avi builds Pete's story, told in the first person, with page-turning tension and memorable characters that will leave readers with a strong sense of the insidious power wielded by the FBI and McCarthyites." - Kirkus Reviews

A Spring 2015 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
A Junior Library Guild Selection


 
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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Library Binding
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-606-37955-X / 978-0-606-37955-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-61620-359-5 / 978-1-61620-359-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-101-91765-2 / 978-1-101-91765-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tundra Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-61620-587-3 / 978-1-61620-587-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
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March 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Tundra Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


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