Mary Bowser and the Civil War spy ring
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 7 copies|
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.
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|Series||Spy on history ; .|
Bowser, Mary Elizabeth,
-- approximately 1840-
-- Juvenile fiction.
Bowser, Mary Elizabeth, -- approximately 1840- -- Fiction.
Spies -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service -- Juvenile fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :2016
(Comic book author), illustrator.
"Includes spycraft tools to uncover secret codes!"--back cover.
94 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.