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Top Secret Files: The American Revolution: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts From the American Revolution


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Author: Stephanie Bearce
Product Code: 2474
ISBN: 978-1-61821-247-4
Pages: 128
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George Washington had his own secret agents, hired pirates to fight the British, and helped Congress smuggle weapons, but you won't learn that in your history books! Learn the true stories of the American Revolution and how spies used musket balls, books, and laundry to send messages. Discover the female Paul Revere, solve a spy puzzle, and make your own disappearing ink. It’s all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: The American Revolution. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . .

Ages 9–12

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Review: Mindprint Learning - March 11, 2016

This book provides an interesting angle on the American Revolution and will be of particular interest to students who love history, specifically the American Revolution and/or spy themes. It might also serve as a great hook for students who are not usually drawn to history topics. The stories within each chapter focus on the spies (even George Washington himself was one) and "secret" anecdotes (John Hancock was rumored to be a smuggler) that young students might find more exciting than the typical explanations and timelines that are in their history textbooks. Mixed in between these stories are fun activities relating to spy themes, such as how to develop a good "spy memory", cracking Washington's code book, and how to make invisible ink. This small book is full of interesting, engaging information . . . .

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by Chris
on 3/3/2015
Top Secret Files: The American Revolution
Jam-packed with fascinating facts, historical images that bring the text to life, visually appealing graphics, and interesting sidebars, TOP SECRET FILES: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION is an excellent addition to any home or school library. Short chapters will appeal to younger readers as well as busy adults, and the “Spy Training” hands-on activities at the end of each section make history fun. Highly recommended!
by Vicki Erwin
on 2/13/2015
Top Secret Files the American Revolution
As a bookseller, I am thrilled to have a book on the American Revolution to recommend to my young nonfiction readers. The book does an excellent job of entertaining as well as informing and presents a balanced diversity in topics. The activities are a great addition. Please hurry to your local bookstore and pick up a copy for your favorite young reader.
by Stacy Butz
on 2/2/2015
Captivating for Young Readers
As an educator, I found this book to be captivating to young readers. The layout of the text features invites readers to learn about the secrets of spies, missions and hidden facts they may not have been taught in history classes. This book is engaging and also includes several fun spy training experiments.  I highly recommend this book to classroom teachers, parents, librarians and especially history teachers.
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