Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Review of How to be an International Spy: Your Training Manual, Should You Choose to Accept it (Lonely Planet Kids) by Author: Andy Briggs

  • How to be an International Spy: Your Training Manual, Should You Choose to Accept it (Lonely Planet Kids)

  • Author: Andy Briggs
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Series: Lonely Planet Kids
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (October 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743607733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743607732

Book Description:
There's no going back, Agent. Once you enter this book, your training will begin as you join the secret world of spies. You'll rise through the ranks from recruit to secret agent, learning a host of skills to put into covert operation immediately. Get the scoop on some of the biggest agencies in the world, discover the coolest gadgets out there, crack some fiendish codes and lots more. For aspiring spies aged 8 years and up. Great for on-the-road entertainment. Authors: Lonely Planet Kids About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. We're kick-starting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet is. Our mission is to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the magnificent place it is. A big adventure awaits! Come explore. Award-winning children's titles from Lonely Planet include The Amazing World Atlas (Independent Publisher Award, Gold for Juvenile Multicultural Non-fiction, 2015), How to Be a Space Explorer (Independent Publisher Award, Silver for Juvenile Non-fiction, 2015), Not For Parents The Travel Book, Not For Parents Paris, Not For Parents London, Not For Parents New York City, and Not For Parents Rome (all Parent Tested Parent Approved winners, 2012).
Have you ever wanted to feel like a real spy? Tips and tricks of the trades? Learn about real international spies through out history and the unbreakable code? Enigma? I'm sure you havent heard much about Enigma but it could of cost a major war, WWII. How about common codes in general or encryptions? Learning when someone's following you, gather your own fingerprints, create your own mirrored shades....hmmm? There is so much more I have not touched on yet, but my young 'want to be spy', do you have what it takes? Very real information gathered together, some we use everyday, some advancing, but learn all about the great spies of history, the technological advances, and to be able to do it yourself andown see where it takes you.

When you open 'How To Be A International Spy-Your top secret guide to espionage' by Andy Briggs the book takes you through first as a recruit and as you move forward and advance through your readings learn about different types of spies, real spies, the wars through history WWII and
the cold war your training begins! NSA,CIA,FBI,DIA, as you move Co tionusly forward you will be amazed by all the facts. Even by animals that were charged with treason, as spies and more! Ever wanted to to make your own invisible ink, oh yeah it's here. Also get up close and personal with technology, it may make you think twice next time you send that picture or secure document or when you it's deleted think again.

This book is good for middle school, high school, even for freshman college students to touch in on history facts and technological data and cryptology. What's great about it, it's a wonderful way to spark ones interest in many different topics as well as learn. Also once the reader is done they are a "spy". They can also take there learnings farther if they wish.

It's history and modern day all rolled into one. Create, learn, discuss.

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