Book & Recording Live Oak Media 2007
CS ISBN 9781595199294 $16.95 One cassettes
CD ISBN 9781595199331 $18.95 One CDs
In Revolutionary times, spies sent secret messages in clever ways. In this true story, John Darragh, a teenaged spy from a Quaker family, carries a message to General Washington sewn inside his coat buttons. Narrator Jason Harris conveys how much is at stake (spies could be hung), creating a healthy dose of dramatic tension over John's loss of a button and his capture in the woods. Young historians will appreciate the accompanying book's simple but evocative watercolor illustrations and the production's background music, including the fifes and drums of a Revolutionary band. They'll also enjoy the story's plentiful dialogue as gruff soldiers, family members, and even General Washington himself make this story vivid for young history buffs. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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