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About the Author

Karen Gray Ruelle is a former librarian turned full-time author and illustrator of children's books. Her collaborations with Deborah Durland DeSaix, which include Peter's War, have garnered much acclaim; The Grand Mosque of Paris was named an ALA Notable Book, and Hidden on the Mountain, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book, received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Her books also include the Harry & Emily easy reader series, as well as other picture books and nonfiction. Ruelle lives in New York City.

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"Photographs and maps help to illuminate each individual, allowing readers to develop a connection to each of the spies. The profiles seem to be carefully selected and curated, ensuring a balanced gender representation. Many different cultural groups are represented, including Hispanics, African Americans, Indians, and Native Americans. The men and women have unique backgrounds, including a magician, a safecracker, a musician, and a baseball player. Each compelling entry details what happened to the spies after the war. . . . An excellent addition to any collection about World War II."-School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Ruelle provides interesting and sometimes suspenseful biographies of eight active, important, and often heroic spies who worked during World War II. . . . An engaging examination of the important although often unsung work of spies."-Kirkus Reviews

"Although middle-grade readers may know little about the war, the book delivers a good deal of information in concise sidebars as well as individual narratives that offer drama, varied settings, and a gradually broadening perspective. The many archival photos and the relatively inclusive selection of featured spies enhance the book's appeal, and Ruelle's storytelling is consistently engaging. A lively addition to the history shelves."-Booklist &

"Straightforward storytelling delineates the dangerous and innovative clandestine work of eight unexpected individuals. . . . A clear, age-appropriate introduction to spycraft and WWII history that may well pique interest in both topics."-Publishers Weekly

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