Friday, February 3, 2017

Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti / Blog Tour #SpyonHistory

Hello and welcome to the next stop pin the SPY ON HISTORY blog tour, hosted by Workman Publishing. I'm thrilled to feature the first book, MARY BOWSER and the CIVIL WAR SPY RING, in Enigma Alberti's new series, SPY ON HISTORY. 

Today's stop posses the question, "If you could go back to anytime or place in history, where would you put your spy skills to use?" 

I'm obsessed with history. I think it's fascinating, and there's a lot to learn from it. My first thought would be during the WWII era. Than the more I thought about it, I think it would be cool to use my 'spy skills' and be a scout with those who settled the American West, or even be apart of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Sure it would be a really hard trek to make, but it would also be so cool to explore to uncharted territory and discover new things. Or maybe I'd choose to be time jumper (yes I know that's not a real thing), and jump back and forth between varies times in history and use my skills for various spy jobs. The possibilities are endless. There are many different points in history that I'd love to visit. 

What about you? What part of history would you want to visit?


By: Enigma Alberti

Illustrated by: Tony Cliff
Published by: Workman Publishing 
Released on: January 10th, 2017
Series: Spy on History #1
Ages: 10 & up
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Workman
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Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring introduces an exciting interactive series for middle grade readers—Spy on History, where the reader gets to experience history in a whole new way.

Meet Mary Bowser, an African American spy who was able to infiltrate the Confederate leadership at the highest level. Enigma Alberti dramatizes Mary Bowser’s suspenseful story—how she pretended to be illiterate, how she masterfully evaded detection, how she used her photographic memory to “copy” critical documents.

Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope inside the book, a canny reader will be able to discover and unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations, and solve the book’s ultimate mystery: Where did Mary hide her secret diary?

Enigma Alberti is the nom de plume of a secret cadre of authors who are each writing a book in the Spy on History series.
Tony Cliff is the author and artist behind the New York Times bestselling Delilah Dirk graphic novel series. Find more on Tony at and @TangoCharlie on Twitter.

Wednesday, February 1: Middle Grade Mafia
Thursday, February 2: YAYOMG
Friday, February 3: Mundie Kids
Monday, February 6: Miss Print
Tuesday, February 7: Recreational Scholar
Wednesday, February 8: The Roarbots
Thursday, February 9: Randomly Reading
Friday, February 10: A History of Books & -This Kid Reviews Books
Monday, February 13: Teen Library Toolbox
Tuesday, February 14: Ex Libris Kate
Wednesday, February 15: Geo Librarian
Thursday, February 16: Kidliterati
Friday, February 17: Kristi’s Book Nook

1 comment:

  1. This book (and the whole series) sounds great! As for a time in history, I'd like to peek in at medieval times for a (brief) visit, and also ancient Greece and ancient China.


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