JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical JUVENILE NONFICTION / Spies & Spying JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People — 1986 — Winner
Fourteen-year-old John Darragh was a spy. But British-occupied Philadelphia in 1777 was not a safe place for an American spy. If he were captured, John knew he would be hanged. In this suspenseful story based on accounts of the Darragh family's spying activities for General Washington, young John undertakes a dangerous mission to deliver a message to the American army.
Peter Roop, in collaboration with his wife Connie, has written many nonfiction books for children, including TALES OF FAMOUS AMERICANS and TALES OF FAMOUS HEROES. The Roops live in Appleton, Wisconsin.