Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army

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Workman Publishing
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6.0 X 0.5 X 8.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Enigma Alberti is the nom de plume of a group of successful children's book authors whose first book was Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring. Scott Wegener is a comic book artist and co-creator of Atomic Robo.


"With interestingly written, approachable text, black-and-white illustrations, and varied fonts, this second in the Spy on History series will captivate a wide range of readers." -- Booklist

"This is a fascinating story and one kids and adults will find interesting." -- The Write Stuff

"If you have a history or spy buff in your life, hand this book to him or her." -- Prose and Kahn

"I absolutely loved this book. If you like WWII history or little known history, you should check this book out!" -- Rattle the Pages

"It's literally an interactive experience that even my middle school kids thoroughly enjoyed. In fact, they've both voiced their anticipation for the next installment." -- Kidliterati

"This series is a fun way to introduce readers to codes and codebreaking without making it too difficult. Even readers who have cracked a few codes in their time will enjoy one more opportunity to spin a cipher wheel and work out a message. Maybe they'll even be inspired to create their own!" -- Mad About MG History

"Exciting, entertaining, and educational...this unique and clever book is all these things! Middle-grade readers will be captivated by the fascinating history of the Ghost Army and will have a blast deciphering puzzles and clues using the tools provided within the book." -- Word Spelunker

"There are a lot of tensions in the book --- between art as passion and art as a war tactic, excitement over the Germans aiming their guns at the Ghost Army and fear at the army's defenselessness --- which makes this book a true page-turner. This perfectly paced tale of bravery and deception is perfect for any lover of history and wannabe spy!" -- Kidsreads.com