Avi
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Avi

More info at avi-writer.com and facebook.com/avi.writer
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Avi is part of a family of writers extending back into the 19th century. Born in 1937 and raised in New York City, Avi was educated in local schools, before going to the Midwest and then back to NYC to complete his education. Starting out as a playwright--while working for many years as a librarian--he began writing books for young people when the first of his kids came along.

His first book was Things That Sometimes Happen, published in 1970, and recently reissued. Since then he has published seventy books. Winner of many awards, including the 2003 Newbery award for Crispin: the Cross of Lead (Hyperion), two Newbery Honors, two Horn Book awards, and an O'Dell award, as well as many children's choice awards, he frequently travels to schools around the country to talk to his readers.

Among his most popular books are Crispin: The Cross of Lead, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, the Poppy books, Midnight Magic, and The Fighting Ground.

In 2008 he published The Seer of Shadows (HarperCollins), A Beginning a Muddle and an End (Harcourt), Hard Gold (Hyperion) and Not Seeing is Believing, a one-act play in the collection, Acting Out (Simon and Schuster). Crispin: the End of Time, the third in the Newbery Award-winning series, was published in 2010. City of Orphans was released in 2011, receiving a number of starred reviews. Learn more at Avi-writer.com. Follow Avi on Facebook, facebook.com/avi.writer, where he shares an inside look at his writing process.

Avi lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and family.

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    • Crispin

    • The Cross of Lead
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Performance
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    In the small 14th-century English village where he has lived his whole life, the boy has grown up with no name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 6th Grade Class Review

    • By Rebecca on 05-09-08
    • The Cross of Lead
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 618 ratings

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
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      4 out of 5 stars 426
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    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We loved it!!

    • By Cindy Busch on 02-19-16

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    • Poppy

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story well performed

    • By Michael P. Gerlek on 04-18-18
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 176 ratings

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    • Sophia's War

    • A Tale of the Revolution
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    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Inspired by true stories from the American Revolution, Sophia's War begins in 1776, when British troops arrive on the doorstep of 12-year-old Sophia Calderwood's home in New York....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for middle school

    • By Lauren Gomez on 12-26-16
    • A Tale of the Revolution
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 118 ratings

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    • Crispin, at the Edge of the World

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    When Bear is severely wounded, Crispin must make some tough decisions, such as deciding who else to trust to help them escape their pursuers....

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    • By Carl on 09-08-09

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    • Ragweed

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Ragweed the mouse is four months old and anxious to see the world. So he says goodbye to his family and friends in the Woodlands and, following the advice of a friendly vole, makes his way to the big city: Amperville....

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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    • Poppy and Rye

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Poppy has saved the creatures of Dimwood Forest from the terrible owl who killed her beloved Ragweed....

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    • The Fighting Ground

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Jonathan’s older brother is away fighting with General Washington in Pennsylvania. But at 13, Jonathan is too young to fight. Still too young....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable events, dangerous ideas, ant-war

    • By Susan M. Lugar "Suzy" Oliver on 09-11-14

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    • Crispin: The End of Time

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In 14th-century England, Crispin has a much grander future than he ever could have imagined....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good series, average ending.

    • By Kent on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Beyond the Western Sea

    • Book One: Escape From Home
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    In December 1850, the dark hours before dawn make 12-year-old Patrick O’Connell shiver....

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