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One dead spy : the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America's most famous spy / text and illustrations, Nathan Hale.

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Homer Public Library JGN HAL 000103289 Children's Library -- Graphic Novel Place on copy / volume Checked out 10/28/2019
Homer Public Library JGN HAL 000145789 Children's Library -- Graphic Novel Place on copy Checked out 10/29/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781419703966 : HRD
  • ISBN: 141970396X : HRD
  • Physical Description: 127 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2012.

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General Note: Map illustrations on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 118).
Summary, etc.: Nathan Hale, the author's historical namesake, was America's first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history's roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format.
Subject: Hale, Nathan, 1755-1776 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hale, Nathan, 1755-1776 > Juvenile fiction.
Soldiers > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Soldiers > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Spies > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Spies > United States > Juvenile fiction.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Secret service > Comic books, strips, etc.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Secret service > Juvenile fiction.
Hale, Nathan, 1755-1776 > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
Spies > Fiction.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Secret service > Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781419703966
One Dead Spy
One Dead Spy
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One Dead Spy


From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

The history books tell us that Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War hero, was hanged for spying in 1776. They don't mention that, before he died, he was swallowed by a giant, magical history book, which imbued him with full knowledge of the future and returned him to the gallows so he could recount the story of the war to a British soldier and a slightly dimwitted hangman. Another Nathan Hale, comics author and also illustrator of Rapunzel's Revenge (2008) and Calamity Jack (2010), uses this device to launch a new Revolutionary War-centric historical series. The tone and humor remind one of Steve Sheinkin's exceedingly clever anti-textbooks (King George: What Was His Problem?, 2008), but, though biographical notes and further readings are included, several relationships, motives, and even Hale's presence at certain events are pure conjecture. So, though this is not ideal for straight facts, there is a great deal of charm, both in the characters and in the cartoonish and evocative panels that crowd the digest-sized pages. This first book in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales imbues some personality into the history.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist

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