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In Disguise!

In Disguise!

Undercover with Real Women Spies

Illustrated by: Jeanette Little
For Ages: 8 - 12
  • common core
Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles.

Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, In Disguise! details the lives of some of history’s most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs. Originally published a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of In Disguise! profiles twenty-eight daring international secret agents, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution, to the modern-day exploits of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. With riveting narratives, fun quizzes to determine if you have what it takes to go undercover, secret-agent trivia, and short spotlight bios, In Disguise! is sure to engage and inspire.
Choose a format:
  • Aladdin/Beyond Words | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582703831 | 
  • February 2013 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $17.99
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Read an Excerpt

The American Revolution


For years, the desire for freedom from Britain grew among the colonists in North America. Fighting began in Massachusetts in 1775, and finally, on July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming themselves part of a new country.

The Patriots joined the Continental Army, led by General George Washington. These included settlers homesteading in wilderness areas north and west of the thirteen original colonies. Other colonists, the Tories, remained loyal to the British.

At first, it seemed the British would win the war. They captured... see more

About the Author

Ryan Ann Hunter
Illustration by Jeanette Little

Ryan Ann Hunter

Ryan Ann Hunter is a pen name for Pamela D. Greenwood and Elizabeth G. Macalaster, who have teamed up to write books about bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, airplanes, robots, the history of flight, and women spies. Their books have garnered several awards, including the Children’s Book Sense Pick, the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Parenting magazine Book of the Year award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Book award, and Austin Young Engineer’s Award.




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