Spy on History Book - Fun Gift for Kids 8-14
  • Spy on History Book - Fun Gift for Kids 8-14
  • Spy on History Book - Fun Gift for Kids 8-14
  • Spy on History Book - Fun Gift for Kids 8-14

Spy on History: Victor Down and the World War II Ghost Army

$12.95

Your mission: Find Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook. And discover one of the most unusual stories of World War II.


Readers are introduced to Victor Dowd, a sergeant in World War II who was part of the little-known organization called the Ghost Army: a group of artists and sound engineers who used camouflage, inflatable tanks, sound effects, and more to trick the Germans and help the Allied forces win the war.

The book is interspersed with images, many full-page, and uses a generous font size, both of which make it a quick, accessible read.

A historical note and short bibliography are included in which the author explains how the fictionalized text was based on real interviews and letters.

There are also interactive elements; students are encouraged to use spycraft materials included in the book to crack a code and solve a mystery. 

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Series: Spy on History
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Enigma Alberti (Author), Scott Wegener (Illustrator)




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