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Spy's Guidebook

Spy's Guidebook

by Lesley Sims (Editor,Author), C. King

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Children's Literature
Being deceitful and spying may have such appeal to children because their lives are so scrutinized by adults. There is a lot of material here to aid the budding spy. Lessons include how to leave hidden messages, for example, how to leave messages with vegetation or with knotted ropes. Numerous disguises are reviewed, with attention to make up, posture and fake injuries to enhance to disguise. Tips for shadowing include diagrams of the seal crawl and the flat cat crawl. The illustrations are of comic book style. Much of the book is devoted to the use of written codes as well as audio codes. A Windows CD program accompanies this, and allows the reader to enter a message and have it coded. This software can be used to code and decode email 1999, Usborne,
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Spies are still a popular subject and this book covers many skills that one needs to perform the job of spy successfully. The reader will learn how to pass secret messages, the art of creating hidden messages (juice messages sound like fun), use codes, emergency signals, ideas for disguises, using decoys, changes to your looks, shadowing and tracking. Readers can create their own unique spy kit and test their skills on some puzzles included in the text. Usborne uses cartoons to explain the lessons in a fun and informative way. James Bond beware, a new generation of spies is being spawned. Even more intriguing, a Russian spy claimed that Usborne details some KGB secret moves. 1999, Usborne Publishing Ltd., Ages 8 to 12, $12.95. Reviewer: Barbara Youngblood

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EDC Publishing
Publication date:
Usborne Spy's Guidebooks Series
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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