George Washington's Secret Six (Young Readers Adaptation)
The Spies Who Saved America
Juvenile: Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Jan 29, 2019
7.25 x 9.31 x 0.67 in
Viking Children's Books
Viking Books for Young Readers
- Author Bio
A page-turning middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestseller about George Washington’s top-secret spy ring that helped defeat the British.
The American Revolution is well under way in 1776, but things are looking bleak for General George Washington and his Continental Army. With Washington’s hasty retreat from New York City in August, many think the war might soon be over. After all: how on earth is this ragtag group going to defeat its enemy, the well-trained and well-funded military of the largest empire in history?
But Washington soon realizes he can’t win with military might. Instead, he must outsmart the British, so he creates a sophisticated intelligence network: the top-secret Culper Spy Ring. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger tell the fascinating stories of these long unrecognized spies: a reserved merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman.
This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of patriots.
Story Locale: Eighteenth Century New York
Marketing: National media campaign
Radio satellite tour
Extensive consumer advertising campaign
Online promotion and social media outreach
Promotion at national school and library conferences
Librarian and educator outreach
Author Website: www.briankilmeade.com
Author Social Media: @kilmeade
Accolades for the adult edition of George Washington's Secret Six:
"This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here's the action." —Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of the Ordinary People Change the World series
"The tale of patriotism and daring." —The Washington Times
"A fascinating read, highlighting some of our nation's unknown heroes." —General Stanley McChrystal (U.S. Army, retired)
"A powerful new book . . . that reads like a modern-day spy thriller." —TheBlaze