TRAITOR IN THE SHIPYARD
CAROLINE ABBOTT - BOOK 7
American Girl Publishing
Agatha Award Nominee
Best Children's Mystery
Ranked in Top 1% of US Sales
out of 8 Million Printed Books
for a Running Total of 514 Days
— Nielsen BookScan
This is the seventh story and the first mystery in Kathleen's bestselling, award-winning Caroline series. It is also her fifteenth children's historical fiction book for American Girl, and her twenty-fifth book.
This story is written for readers age 9 and up who enjoy historical fiction without sex, gore, or explicit violence.
When Caroline learns that British spies may be lurking in Sackets Harbor, she is worried. Then, a long lost friend of Papa's shows up. Papa is delighted to give him a job at Abbott's Shipyard, but soon, strange things start going wrong. Caroline is sure a spy is making trouble at the yard--but is it one of Abbott's trusted workers, whom she has known all her life, or could it be Papa's dear friend?
A richly illustrated "Looking Back" section discusses the role of spies in the War of 1812.
This story is available as a 192-page printed book in softcover and hardcover formats, as well as in multiple e-book formats.
What Others Are Saying
2013 Summer Reading Program
Traitor In The Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery was chosen by Barnes & Noble as a prize for readers who completed their summer reading program.
About the Author
Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning mysteries and historical fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including multiple Edgar and Agatha mystery award nominations, and an Emmy for children's educational programming.
To date, readers have purchased over 1.5 million printed, electronic, and audio copies of Kathleen's thirty-two published books. more>>
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Enjoy the author's insights about the story, characters, and settings.
|In my first Caroline mystery, Traitor in the Shipyard, Caroline and her friend Rhonda decide to make a quilt as a gift for Lydia, Caroline’s cousin. Their first task was to choose a design for their quilt." more>>|
|Writing the six-book Caroline Abbott series for American Girl gave me lots of opportunities to develop fascinating aspects of history into plots. Even so, the story of Sackets Harbor during the War of 1812 is so rich that I had to leave lots of things out... more>>|
|Are you ready to meet Caroline Abbott? At long last, the 1812 character I created for American Girl is launching into the world! All six books are now available. Caroline Abbott lives in Sackets Harbor, New York. The village is on the... more>>|
|A young reader named Breanna once asked me a wonderful question: “When you write one of the American Girl stories, do you try to remember what it was like when you were a kid?” I explained that... more>>|
Where To Buy
American Girl is in the process of "archiving" the Caroline doll, accessories, and books. This means that beginning sometime in August 2015 American Girl may no longer be offering these items for sale.
NOTE: softcover and hardcover copies of Traitor in the Shipyard and Kathleen's other Caroline books will continue to be available for purchase—signed and personalized by Kathleen—as long as she has copies. To request a quote, contact her by clicking HERE.
NOTE: You can buy signed, personalized, 'as new' softcover and hardcover copies of this book from the author. Request a quote by clicking HERE.
I've had the pleasure of crafting 10 mysteries for American Girl Company.
I love writing stories about strong, smart girls who meet challenges as best they can. And digging into the research is a lot of fun too!
I created Caroline, the newest American Girl Historical Character, and have written 8 books about her. Traitor in the Shipyard was nominated for the Agatha Best Children's Mystery Award!
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