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Spy in the Sky

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A fascinating story about a little-known episode of the Civil War, this chapter book explores the story of Thaddeus Lowe and his plan to launch the Balloon Corps for President Lincoln. Illustrated. with games and activities.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Disney-Hyperion (first published January 1st 1900)
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Cecilie Johanne
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cute children's book. My host kid loved it!
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Orphan Ridley Jones lucked out when he saw a large balloon floating overhead. When the balloon landed, Ridley met Thaddeus Lowe. Mr. Lowe informally adopts Ridley as his assistant, teaching him arithmetic and how to use Morse Code. Mr. Lowe’s new plan was to use his balloons to spy on the Southern army from the sky. After convincing President Lincoln and getting around another hold up, Mr. Lowe and Ridley got to work with their project helping the Northern army.
The book ends with a short nonfict
Miss Amanda
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
gr 2-4 53 pgs

1861 South Carolina and Washington DC. Orphan Ridley Jones joins Thaddeus Lowe in his quest to convince President Lincoln to use hot air balloons to spy on the Confederates. In order to do they, they must make the dangerous journey through Confederate territory. Then, they must convince Lincoln and his generals that Thaddeus' idea will work.

An interesting story based on historical events (the character of Ridley Jones is fiction).
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Kathleen Karr was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and grew up on a chicken farm in Dorothy, New Jersey. After escaping to college, she worked in the film industry, and also taught in high school and college. She seriously began writing fiction on a dare from her husband. After honing her skills in women’s fiction, her children asked her to write a book for them, (It Ain’t Always Easy, Farrar, Str ...more
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