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Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring, Library Edition

A Spy on History Book

By Enigma Alberti

Illustrated by Tony Cliff

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: This hardcover library edition does not include any removable spy tools; a canny reader will unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations to solve the book’s ultimate mystery and experience history in a whole new way.
 

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Review quotes
"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
Age range
10 - 14
Grade range
4 - 4
Series
Spy on History
Categories
Number of pages
96
Publication date
April 02, 2019
ISBN
9781523507955