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Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army, Library Edition

A Spy on History Book

By Enigma Alberti

Illustrated by Scott Wegener

Product details

Age range
8 - 14
Grade range
5 - 8
Published By
Workman Publishing Company
Categories
Number Of Pages
96
Publication Date
April 02, 2019
ISBN
9781523507962

Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army, Library Edition

A Spy on History Book

By Enigma Alberti

Illustrated by Scott Wegener

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Description

Your mission: Find Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook. And discover one of the most unusual stories of World War II.

Meet the 603rd Camouflage Engineers, better known as the Ghost Army. This group of artists and sound engineers were trained to deceive the Germans in World War II with everything from fake tanks to loudspeakers broadcasting the sound of marching troops. And meet Victor Dowd, a real-life sergeant who with his fellow Ghost Army troops fought his way from Normandy, through France, and eventually across the Rhine.

Second in the Spy on History series, it’s a compelling story of a little-known chapter from the war—and a mystery to solve. This hardcover library edition does not include any removable spycraft materials; readers will discover and unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations to uncover the mystery of Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook.


 

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Review quotes

"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

 

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Product details

Age range
8 - 14
Grade range
5 - 8
Published By
Workman Publishing Company
Categories
Number Of Pages
96
Publication Date
April 02, 2019
ISBN
9781523507962

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