Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spies, Code Breakers, and Secret Agents by Carole P. Roman #Review #WWII #codes #Childrensnonfiction

Discover World War 2’s hidden heroes and villains. Spies, Code Breakers, and Secret Agents explores the intriguing world of spy craft and shows you what goes on behind the scenes in war.

From spy schools and ciphers to sneaky tools and secret armies, this guide takes you on a declassified tour of the undercover operations that helped decide the outcome of World War 2. There’s also more than a dozen short spy-ographies that cover some of the most famous (and infamous!) agents that were active during the war
My review:
I was so excited to get this book. I am not overly fascinated by things about WWII but I do like to read about it. This one intrigued  me for two reasons.

The first being it was a book written specifically for children. That is not too surprising considering the author has so many children's books under her belt. More than likely she wrote for an interest from a grandchild. 

The second reason is that this one is different than other children's books on the subject, is it is about spies and World War II secret codes. I like that! I was intrigued by the multiple real-life spies like Julia Childs. Did you know? I liked reading what they did and how they did it without getting caught. Photos were included for the different spies that were mentioned.

I also liked reading about the different codes used and how they were broken by code breakers. The author illustrated some of these codes which made it that more intriguing. One of the code breakers that she mentioned in the book was the Navajo Code Breakers. I was happy to see them mentioned.

This book is simply packed full of information and well worth reading for children and adults as well. There was nothing in this book that I did not like!

This book gets 5 ... _ ._ ._. ...  from me.

I received a copy of this book from the author. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours.  ~Michelle

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