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One Dead Spy


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Teachers and librarians have been clamouring for more engaging non-fiction for young-teens and in this boy-friendly format, they're sure to embrace the series. Features a timeline and other material to supplement classroom discussion.; The stories are true, gruesome, hilarious and in a welcoming format for reluctant readers.; Hale has found the most fascinating true facts from American history and these books transform textbook lessons into wild romps through history.; The wildly successful Horrible Histories has sold over 25 million copies. This takes the idea of funny, boy-friendly history in a unique graphic direction, with a focus on American History.; We will be simultaneously publishing this and Big Bad Ironclad, although the books can be read in any order.

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Nathan Hale is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA Notable Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens and earned three starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of several picture books. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and their two children.


Gr 3-8-One Dead Spy begins as Nathan Hale is about to be hanged. He was not a very good spy. But in the hands of Nathan Hale, the present-day graphic novelist, he makes an excellent narrator. American history is hilarious in these lively, rigorously researched, visually engaging stories. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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