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Children's LiteratureLaura Portalupi's contribution to the "High Five" reading series gives readers a taste of what spying is all about, from ancient days to modern times. Find out about the different kinds of spying. Learn about how spies were used by Moses, Alexander the Great, and Sun Tzu. Read about the gadgets that help spies get the information they seek. Readers are sure to be interested in the accounts of real-life spies, including Nathan Hale, Mary Bowser, Elizabeth Van Lew, Odette Sansom, and Moe Berg. Portalupi also includes information about spy education and training, as well as about modern day spying. The book's epilogue includes information about the International Spy Museum. Vocabulary words are included both as footnotes on each page and in a glossary at the book's end. Includes a bibliography of relevant print resources, addresses of places to write for additional information, and references to Internet sites. Reading Consultant: Timothy Rasinski, PhD and Content Consultant: Gene Poteat. 2004, Red Brick Learning/Capstone Press, Ages 9 to 12.
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