Spies in the American Revolution for Kids: A History Book (Spies in History for Kids) (Paperback)
Sneak kids ages 8 to 12 behind enemy lines with this book about America’s first spies
If you want to get kids interested in history, the intrigue-filled tales of spies are a great place to start. Packed with exciting stories about the brave men and women who fought off the battlefield, this unique look into the American Revolution helps history come alive through explorations of secretive plots, inventive tools, and daring disguises that are sure to captivate kids.
Go beyond other Revolutionary War books for kids with:
- Spies and the American Revolution—This book teaches kids about the American Revolutionary War and the many spies that played key roles in the conflict.
- Techniques, tools, and more—Kids will find out about the clever ways spies did their jobs with invisible ink, hidden messages, yarn balls, and hanging laundry.
- Illustrated history—Keep kids engaged with awesome full-color drawings of historical moments, spy gadgets, battle maps, and more.
Show kids how exciting US history can be with Spies in the American Revolution for Kids.
About the Author
CARLA KILLOUGH McCLAFFERTY is an award-winning author of nonfiction books. She is a popular speaker and provides live and virtual sessions for students, teachers, and general audiences at national and international venues. She has been the featured speaker at the Ford Book Series at Mount Vernon, teacher workshops, and more.
“In this summary of spies during the American Revolution, McClafferty's writing is lively and entertaining, with a brisk pace that keeps the reader turning pages. She turns dry history into stories that enchant a young reader.” —Darcy Pattison, author of A Little Bit of Dinosaur
“While targeted toward older children, this fun and fast-paced book is a great read for anyone who loves history and longs to know how General Washington obtained vital military intelligence against the British. Deceit, bravery, romance and intrigue are woven into these stories of men and women who secretly risked their lives because they believed in a cause greater than themselves. Spies in the American Revolution for Kids helps give them the credit they earned and deserve.” —LeAnne Burch, Brigadier General, retired, U.S. Army
“Spies, spy rings, double agents, secret identities, secret codes, secret hiding places—all of this was part of the story of the American Revolution. A vast ring of spies was directed by none other than spy master George Washington. Spies in the American Revolution for Kids tells how spies provided crucial information to both sides—information that is often left out of other accounts. This is a fascinating and readable source for social studies classes or for independent reading by history buffs.” —Myra Zarnowski, author of Making Sense of History and History Makers
“Spies in the American Revolution for Kids is a concise book about the important work espionage played in the struggle for United States independence. Perfectly written for children but also robust enough for many adults.” —Joseph F Stoltz, Director of Leadership Programs, George Washington's Mount Vernon
“In my job at Mount Vernon, we often get questions from students who are working on projects for the annual National History Day competition. This book is engagingly written and should be a good source for them on both the lives and backgrounds of the people who worked as spies as well as on the tradecraft they used. Author Carla McClafferty has a great deal of experience writing for young adults and, having written extensively on George Washington, knows the eighteenth century well.” —Mary V. Thompson, historian and author