Editorial Review

School Library Journal

Cover: Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy

“Jones succeeds in keeping the complicated narrative at a level appropriate for young readers. Based on Edmonds’s own writings as well as secondary sources, the book presents a believable account of the woman’s actions. While some speculation is included as to her motivations, the text makes clear what is known and what is not. The illustrations portray Edmonds’s feelings through her expressions and provide a visual context for readers. Employing a palette heavy on blues, yellows, and greens, with white outlining for emphasis, the pictures are impressionistic with realistic details. An unusual heroine, Edmonds will capture readers’ attention.” —School Library Journal

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Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy
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