Mary Bowser and the Civil War spy ring

by Alberti, Enigma,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 7 copies
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Launching the Spy on History series, this pseudonymously written interactive story is built around Mary Bowser, an African-American woman who served as a spy during the Civil War, under the guise of working as a maid for Jefferson Davis. Alberti dramatizes Bowser's efforts to obtain information by eavesdropping and memorizing information on crucial documents. Readers can use "spycraft tools," such as a cipher wheel, to crack a code and solve the story's mystery. Fictionalized diary passages, engrossing illustrations from Cliff (the Delilah Dirk series), and typography manipulated to dramatic effect help create a gripping story that offers a window into a pivotal time in U.S. history and puts a face to a little-known figure. Ages 10-14. Illustrator's agent: Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Victoria Sanders & Associates. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Spy on history ; [1].
Subjects 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.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Contributors Cliff, Tony (Comic book author), illustrator.
Audience 010-014.
Language English
Notes "Includes spycraft tools to uncover secret codes!"--back cover.
Description 94 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780761187394
0761187391
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