Spies!: Sneaks, Snoops, and Saboteurs Who Shaped the World (MP3 CD)
Hilarious history for ages eight and up.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Listen to the hilarious-but-true adventures of the world's most amazing spies, document their actions, and most importantly: Do not let the enemy see you laugh.
Here are the dossiers:
- Hercules Mulligan: Sure he sings about horses and corsets in a certain musical, but in real life he spied under the noses of the British for the entirety of the Revolutionary War - even when they were convinced he was a spy.
- Josephine Baker used her fame as a singer and dancer to smuggle hundreds of documents past the Nazis and helped numerous Jewish refugees escape Europe.
- Elizabeth Van Lew operated the largest spy ring for the Union forces - right in the heart of the Confederate capital.
- The Chevalier d'Eon: This 18th-century French diplomat, soldier, and spy became an international celebrity when she announced that she was a woman who had been forced to masquerade as a man - or was the other way around?
Spies has it all: secret turnips, infiltrating pigeons, encrypted clothing, milk messages, prison breaks, snooping kitties, grave robbing, hanging monkeys, bumbling Brits, and even original songs.
So grab your miniature cameras and memorize your maps, Spies : Sneaks, Snoops, and Saboteurs Who Shaped the World will steal its way to your funny bone.