Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring (Hardcover)

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By Enigma Alberti, Tony Cliff (Illustrator)
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Description


Your Mission: Find Mary’s secret diary using spycraft stools to uncover hidden codes!

It’s a true story of bravery: Mary Bowser was an African American spy for the Union who worked as a maid in the mansion of Confederate Jefferson Davis. From hair-raising close calls when she almost gets caught to how she uses her photographic memory to “steal” top secret documents. Mary’s story reads like a gripping novel.

It’s a mystery to solve: There are clues embedded in the story’s text and illustrations, and Spycraft materials—including a replica Civil War cipher wheel—come in an envelope at the beginning of the book. Use both to discover what happened to Mary Bowser’s secret diary.
 

About the Author


Enigma Alberti is the nom de plume of a secret cadre of authors who are each writing a book in the Spy on History series.


Tony Cliff is the author and artist behind the New York Times bestselling Delilah Dirk graphic novel series.

Praise For…


"A gripping story that offers a window into a pivotal time in U.S. history and puts a face to a little-known figure." — Publishers Weekly

"A thrilling read for lovers of history and mystery." — Shelf Awareness

"Structurally immersive, feminist friendly, beginner's chapter book focused on equality, female empowerment, freedom, and overcoming odds."  — Bust.com

"This innovative interactive history book is sure to fascinate young would-be spies and detectives."  — A Mighty Girl

"Alongside it being a great story, this will rise to the challenge to any curious-minded wannabe spies." — Black Girl Nerds

"Sometimes, a very special book comes along that allows your mind, and the kids' minds, to actively exercise and expand while tromping through a story and learning some history. Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring...is one such book." — Geek Dad

"This is a great introduction for Civil War buffs-in-the-making, young biography fans, and kids who are just learning to appreciate thrillers as a genre." — The Bookworm Sez

 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780761187394
ISBN-10: 0761187391
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: December 13th, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Spy on History