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 One dead spy
 Author: Hale, Nathan

 Publisher:  Amulet Books
 Pub Year: 2012

 Dewey: 973
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 127 p., col. ill., col. maps, 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 412017 ISBN: 9781419703966
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Hale, Nathan, -- 1755-1776
 United States -- History -- 1775-1783, Revolution -- Fiction

Price: $17.91

The story of America's first spy, a Revolutionary War hero hanged by the British. In graphic novel format.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 153994
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 63451

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 4 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Fluency
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/12)
   Booklist (08/01/12)
 The Hornbook (00/09/12)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2012 The history books tell us that Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War hero, was hanged for spying in 1776. They don’t mention that, before he died, he was swallowed by a giant, magical history book, which imbued him with full knowledge of the future and returned him to the gallows so he could recount the story of the war to a British soldier and a slightly dimwitted hangman. Another Nathan Hale, comics author and also illustrator of Rapunzel’s Revenge (2008) and Calamity Jack (2010), uses this device to launch a new Revolutionary War–centric historical series. The tone and humor remind one of Steve Sheinkin’s exceedingly clever anti-textbooks (King George: What Was His Problem?, 2008), but, though biographical notes and further readings are included, several relationships, motives, and even Hale’s presence at certain events are pure conjecture. So, though this is not ideal for straight facts, there is a great deal of charm, both in the characters and in the cartoonish and evocative panels that crowd the digest-sized pages. This first book in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales imbues some personality into the history. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

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