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ISBN13: 9781582703824
ISBN10: 1582703825
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andlt;Bandgt;Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, andlt;Iandgt;In Disguise!andlt;/Iandgt; details the lives of some of historyand#8217;s most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs. Originally published a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of andlt;I andgt;In Disguise! andlt;/Iandgt;profiles twenty-eight daring international secret agents, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution, to the modern-day exploits of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. With riveting narratives, fun quizzes to determine if you have what it takes to go undercover, secret-agent trivia, and short spotlight bios, andlt;Iandgt;In Disguise!andlt;/Iandgt; is sure to engage and inspire.

About the Author

Ryan Ann Hunter is a pen name for Pamela D. Greenwood and Elizabeth G. Macalaster, who have teamed up to write books about bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, airplanes, robots, the history of flight, and women spies. Their books have garnered several awards, including the Children’s Book Sense Pick, the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Parenting magazine Book of the Year award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Book award, and Austin Young Engineer’s Award.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, May 1, 2013 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Throughout history women have played a crucial role in conflicts and wars as spies. Women experienced just as much danger as men, and sometimes they were able to flush out secrets even better than men could, because they were not suspected or were thought to be incapable of understanding the information.

In Disguise! Undercover with Real Women Spies by Ryan Ann Hunter highlights the stories of some of these heroic women and also provides a bit of history about the wars they were part of. Readers will also learn about some of the techniques used in spying over the years and learn how to try a few of them out. For instance, there are instructions on how to make a Cardano Grille and a Skytale Cipher, as well as an activity on being observant. Tidbits labeled “Spy Files” are also interesting, providing such trivia as the fact that fake tiger doo made a good hiding place for messages in the Vietnam War.

Women’s roles in the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II as well as the Cold War are highlighted along with a few others. In Disguise! lets both moms and daughters in mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 9 to 12 learn a little history, celebrate the role that women played in it, and have some fun along the way.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Product Details

Hunter, Ryan Ann
Beyond Words Publishing
Little, Jeanette
Adventure & Adventurers
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Trade Paperback
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Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
f-c gloss UV cvr w- no SFX; b-w int. lin
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Biographies » General
Children's » Biographies » Women
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » Spy, Crime, and Forensics
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
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