VIP: Lydia Darragh

Unexpected Spy

by Heather Alexander

On Sale: 09/07/2021

VIP: Lydia Darragh

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VIP: Lydia Darragh

Unexpected Spy

by Heather Alexander

illustrated by Jennifer Bricking

On Sale: 09/07/2021


About the Book

Discover the dangerous world of espionage with Lydia Darragh in this exciting middle grade nonfiction biography. Perfect for fans of the Who Was and Little Leaders series, the books in the VIP series tell the true—and amazing—stories of some of history's greatest trailblazers. Meet the VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE who changed the world!

Lydia Darragh helped save George Washington’s army from a surprise attack from the British. She was also a midwife, a mortician, and a devout Quaker, too! Experience all the exciting moments in Lydia’s thrilling life in this exciting biography, packed with two-color illustrations and fun facts, including how to write in invisible ink.

Short and engaging chapters are interspersed with special lists and other information made to order to engage kids, whether they're already biography fans or "have to" write a report for school.

The special sections in VIP: Lydia Darragh include "VSB FRGHV (Spy Codes)"; " British Soldier vs. Continental Soldier "; and " The Thirteen Colonies and the Native Americans."

The VIP series features inspiring adventures and fun facts about some of history's greatest trailblazers—smart, tough, persevering innovators who will inspire today's kids. Featuring underappreciated historical figures and groups, with a focus on leaders in science and technology, the nonfiction biographies in the VIP series are fun and engaging. Just looking at the cover will make kids want to learn more about these VIPs, and once they dive in they will zoom through stories that read like adventures.

Each book in the VIP series allows your middle grader to experience all the exciting moments in some very important but lesser known lives. These biographies for kids age 9-12 include: VIP: Lewis Latimer: Engineering Wizard; VIP: Mahalia Jackson: Freedom's Voice; and VIP: Mae Jemison: Brave Rocketeer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062978103
  • ISBN 10: 0062978101
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/07/2021
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

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