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Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring: A Spy on History Book

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Your Mission: Discover Anna’s secret message using spycraft tools to uncover hidden codes!

It’s a true story of the American Revolution:
Meet the secret Culper Ring, a network of American spies fighting against the army of British redcoats, and historical figures like George Washington and the soon-to-be-infamous Benedict Arnold. And meet Anna Strong, an unsung heroine who
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Workman Publishing Company
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Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anna Strong and her family live on Long Island in the colony of New York. Her husband Selah believes strongly in American independence. Late one night a knock on the door announces the arrival of the British Army come to take Selah to prison for "corresponding with the enemy." Anna knows she must be brave and strong for the sake of her children. When a neighbor, Abraham Tallmadge comes to Anna with the news of his brother Ben's new job as spymaster and asks for Anna's help, she's only too willin ...more

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Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring is the third book in the Spy on History series. Each book in the series features a spy from American history. I've read and thoroughly enjoyed them all.

With this third book, we've gone back in time to the Revolutionary War. Anna Strong and her husband lived on Long Island under the occupation of the British and were part of George Washington's spy ring. When Anna's h
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Jul 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty good, but the spy tools were not separate and the solution wasn't sealed.
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Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This was good although it was too short and didn't get into as much detail as I'd hoped.

"This Whole War Is A Shame."

"Peggy Shippen Says The British Will Win The War By Christmas."

"But Despite The Odds. The Continental Army Battled On."

"I've Got Wonderful News You'll Hardly Believe....The War Is Over."

Arnold Cipher // Cipher Wheel // PigPen Code // Petticoats & Hankercheifs

TRAVELED TO // Setauket, Long Island
MET ALONG THE WAY // Anna Strong, Baby Joseph, Selah Strong, Margaret Strong, Keturah Strong, Abraham Woodhull, Caleb Brewster, Ben Tallmadge, George Wa
Apr 29, 2020 added it
Shelves: nonfiction
Nonfiction: Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring: A Spy on History Book
Possible content area crossover: History
This book could be used in a History class to introduce the Revolutionary War and the spies during the war.
Discussion Questions:
1. Remembering: Can you name two things that Anna Strong used in her intelligence work?
2. Understanding: What does a Spy do?
3. Applying: What would result if the British soldiers discovered Anna’s secret?
Answer: If Anna’s secret was discovere
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received an advanced copy of this book for review courtesy of Netgalley. My opinion is my own.**

I loved this book! But then again, I love this whole series. I knew of Anna Strong from the show Turn on AMC, so I was really excited to delve into this book and see what it had to say. My history loving heart couldn't be more overjoyed. This is going to be great to use in my homeschooling classroom when my students are just a bit older! The story is easy to read and follow, the cover is gorgeous,
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really engaging informational book for children, following Anna Strong's spy efforts for the Culper Ring during the Revolutionary War. The historical note at the end explains that the identity of the lady spy isn't certain but Anna Strong is considered to be the most likely possibility, and the book follows what Anna's spy efforts likely would have been like. It was cool to read about her signaling system and how the Culper Ring helped to thwart Benedict Arnold's traitorous plans.

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Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun easy, spy novel for ages 8-12, especially those that struggle with reading, they will find this engaging and interactive.
It has spy activities included in the book, as well as history of a brave woman that is still being discovered. These books in the series are great for teaching history without boredom.
Tahoora Hashmi
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a Children's Historical Non fiction book which talks about a group of spies called "The Culper Ring" which was formed by a couple Americans called during the Revolutionary war against the British under General George Washington.

It's quite descriptive for a child's level yet very much to the point and very well written.

In the end you are left to solve a letter that the lead Anna Strong had given to one of his Ring members. It's not only informative but also very enjoyable for a light
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was excited about the idea for this book, but found that the writing fell flat. They are still a good curriculum tie in, but I did not enjoy the writing and the solve it yourself pieces were awkwardly placed in the story rather than woven in.
Jul 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
My least favorite of the series, but still pretty good as a puzzle. Probably the easiest puzzle to solve of the three so far - the story was interesting, though, and makes me want to learn more about the Culper Ring.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute. A pretty good novelization of a possible storyline the Culper ring, although it incorrectly quotes Nathan Hale's last words in one of the ilustrations (the "... but one life to give for my county" line is actually from Cato). Good for kids interested in history.
Tabby Shiflett
Great subject and decent introduction to this segment of history, especially for younger audiences. The version I read (epub) didn't download all the pictures, so maybe try another electronic version. Interesting and recommended for fans of American history.

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May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting kids’ book, but I wish there had been more discussion about the codes in the main text.
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this middle grade read. A great way to introduce young readers to dramatic moments in history.
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