The Spy with the Wooden Leg: The Story of Virginia Hall

The Spy with the Wooden Leg: The Story of Virginia Hall

by Nancy Polette


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An inspiring, action-packed WWII spy biograpy for kids ages 10 and older.
How did a young woman from Baltimore, born at a time when daughters led sheltered lives and a woman's place was in the home, become one of the bravest and most valued intelligence agents in World War II?
Virginia Hall had a dream to become the first woman ambassador for the United States. Turned down by the US State Department time and again, Virginia could not stand idly by while the German army swept through Europe conquering country after country. Despite a life-threatening hunting accident, which took her left leg, she volunteered to drive an ambulance in WWII France. She rescued downed airmen, radioed vital information to the Allies, and led three battalions of French Resistance forces in guerrilla warfare. Known as la dame qui boite or the Limping Lady, she rose to the top of the Gestapo's Most Wanted list.
The Limping Lady helped change the course of history as the spy with the wooden leg.
Mom's Choice Award - Gold; Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Silver

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934617168
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

NANCY POLETTE has written more than 150 books. She is a professor of education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She taught elementary school for thirty years and directed gifted programs for St. Louis County Schools. School Library Journal describes her as "an educator with imagination, creativity, and an appreciation for the intelligence of children." Nancy researched the life of Virginia Hall for five years to write The Spy with the Wooden Leg: The Story of Virginia Hall. She lives in O'Fallon, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

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