Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
Publish date: August 1st 2012
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, American History
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Series: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales (#1)
In One Dead Spy, historical figure Nathan Hale, America’s first spy, tells the story of his life and the American Revolution. The novel brings readers that feeling of “being there” and relates real-life historical events with humor. The illustrations are sepia toned with some red thrown in, as in th...
Sources: Okay, it was refreshing that Hale was honest about the use of secondary sources--even part of the book's charm. But his excuse just wasn't true: Hale: These books are all secondary sources. Didn't you use any actual research documents, like newspapers and journals from the period?Baby: No....
I'm sure many young readers will find this humorous approach to history appealing. It's a bit too gimmicky and goofy for my taste.