Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
Nathan Hale, the author’s historical namesake, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country” before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history’s roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format.
One Dead Spy tackles the story of Hale himself, who was an officer and spy for the American rebels during the Revolutionary War. Author Hale highlights the unusual, gruesome, and just plain unbelievable truth of historical Nathan Hale—from his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officer—and America during the Revolutionary War.
Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
"An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure."
"Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories’ over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale’s style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kdf_333 - LibraryThing
The blurb on the back is pretty cool, esp the hazard level rating. Oh my goodness, the pages were too small for the comic. Maybe 10yr olds would have no issue but almost 40 yr olds do. Also it would ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
Reason for Reading: I enjoy this type of children's historical graphic novel/biography and have appreciated Hale's artwork in other books. This was so much more than I had expected it to be. It simply ... Read full review