Spring '21

Cold War Spy Stories

From the Set True Spy Stories

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Cold War spies gathered information for the United States and the Soviet Union. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Oleg Penkovsky and Martha Peterson risked their lives to unearth another country's secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

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  • Fast Facts
  • Solving Soviet Codes
  • Stopping the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Trading Secrets for Cash
  • Dead Drops
  • Notes in Cars
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 327.1209
Lexile 760
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503844834, 9781503848467
Copyright 2021, 2021
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of True Spy Stories from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

Each title starts off with a ‘Fast Facts’ section, giving brief background information on the particular era. It also includes spies and their tools. The writing is serious. Mini biographies of spies and their actions are included. Anna Smith Strong, a spy during the Revolutionary War, cleverly used a clothesline to communicate with fellow spies, for example. These biographies give a personal touch to the stories. Illustrations include period photographs, posters, maps, charts, etc. One photo shows the Rosenbergs, found guilty and executed during the Cold War. A ‘Think About It’ add-on asks readers for questions to further consider the subject matter. VERDICT Perfect for reports and downtime reading, these titles should prove popular among students who like spies, especially during wartime.

Author: Emma Huddleston

Emma Huddleston lives in Minnesota with her husband. She enjoys writing children's books, but she likes reading novels even more. When she is not writing or reading, she likes to stay active by running, hiking, or swing dancing.