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Chronology of Avi’s Books

As we approach a new year per­haps it’s time to answer a read­er’s ques­tion: “In what years,” she asked, “do your books take place?”

What fol­lows is a chrono­log­i­cal list­ing. Click­ing on a book cov­er will lead you to more infor­ma­tion about that book.

700

Eng­land

The Book with­out Words

1381

England/ France

Crispin: The Cross of Lead; Crispin: The End of Time; Crispin at the Edge of the World

1491

Italy

Mur­der at Mid­night; Mid­night Mag­ic; City of Magic 

1554

Eng­land

The Play­er King

1656

Amer­i­ca

Find­ing Providence

1724

Eng­land

The Unex­pect­ed Life of Oliv­er Cromwell Pitts

1725

Amer­i­ca

The End of the World and Beyond

1760

Amer­i­ca

The Encounter at Eas­t­on; Night Journeys

1774/
1776

Amer­i­ca

Loy­al­ty

1776

Amer­i­ca

Sophi­a’s War: A Tale of the Revolution

1777

Amer­i­ca

The Fight­ing Ground

1784

Amer­i­ca

Cap­tain Grey

1835

Amer­i­ca

True Con­fes­sions of Char­lotte Doyle

1845

England/ Ire­land

Beyond the West­ern Sea. Book One: The Escape from Home. Book Two: Into the Storm [Lord Kirkle’s Mon­ey]

1845

Eng­land

The Trai­tor­’s Gate

1848

Amer­i­ca

Gold Rush Girl

1850

Amer­i­ca

The Man Who Was Poe

1850

Amer­i­ca

The Barn

1859

Amer­i­ca

Hard Gold

1860

Amer­i­ca

Emi­ly Upham’s Revenge

1862

Amer­i­ca

Iron Thun­der

1870’s

Amer­i­ca

The Seer of Shad­ows; Punch With Judy; Abi­gail Takes the Wheel; Prairie School; His­to­ry of Help­less Harry

1890

Amer­i­ca

City of Orphans       

1910

Amer­i­ca

Silent Movie

1911

Amer­i­ca

Five Mil­lion Peo­ple and Me [to be published]

1917

Europe / WWI

The But­ton War

1925

Amer­i­ca

The Secret School

1926

Amer­i­ca

The Secret Sis­ters [com­ing in 2023]

1926

Amer­i­ca

Shadrach’s Cross­ing [Smug­gler’s Island]

1944

Amer­i­ca

“Don’t You Know There’s a War On?”

1945

Amer­i­ca

“Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?”

1951

Amer­i­ca

Catch You Lat­er, Traitor

1960

Amer­i­ca

Man from the Sky

1980

Amer­i­ca

Noth­ing But the Truth

1980

Amer­i­ca

Some­thing Upstairs

Here’s wish­ing you all a good new year—whichever year it might be.

5 thoughts on “Chronology of Avi’s Books”

  1. I enjoy revis­it­ing A Christ­mas Car­ol each year, too, and I love the 1951 film adap­ta­tion with Alas­tair Sim as Scrooge. For me, the sto­ry cap­tures the spir­it of East­er as much as Christ­mas because Scrooge’s sto­ry is one of redemp­tion and resurrection.

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