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Children's Nonfiction Military & Wars


Deception and Resistence

by (author) Stephen Shapiro & Tina Forrester

illustrated by David Craig

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2004
Military & Wars
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2004
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Elaborate ruses, military fakery, and disinformation!

“Wonderful stories, wonderful illustrations.” —Ernest R. May,Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University

Hoodwinked plunges readers into the secret strategies and underground battles that helped turn the tide of war. Both sides used propaganda, misdirection, and espionage to gain the upper hand, including phantom armies, fake battle plans, and amazing acts of sabotage by resistance groups.

Presented with historical accuracy and engaging storytelling, and bursting with sidebars, archival photographs, color maps, and dramatic illustrations, Hoodwinked tells 18 true, gripping stories from both sides of World War II.

About the authors

Stephen Shapiro holds a PhD and is the author of The Siege, Ultra Hush-hush!, Hoodwinked, and Battle Stations. He lives in Toronto.

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Tina Forrester and Sheryl Shapiro ; illustrated by Suzane Langlois

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Dr. David Craig is an international expert in undercover operations and lie-detection techniques. He has conducted extensive international research in undercover programs in the United States (FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs), Canada (RCMP), the United Kingdom (Scotland Yard, National and Scottish Crime Squad), and the Netherlands (politie). He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and four children.

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Editorial Reviews

“... attention-grabbing ...”—Curriculum Connections, Fall/05

“This clever book is both unique and exceptional as it focuses on specific stories of deception ... The narration of each story will engage readers like a clever mystery, and sidebar information provides factual tidbits ...”—Booklist

“... will undoubtedly be popular with readers who already have some knowledge and a strong interest in the history of the Second World War. It is well written, tracing a history of war that is often more celebratory ... offers escapist wartime adventure ...”—Resource Links

“The accounts of events sometimes read like short mysteries. A combination of full-color paintings, maps, diagrams, and black-and-white World War II-era photos illustrate the text. Sidebars present additional facts, anecdotes, and brief biographical entries. An interesting description of a topic that gets lost in most accounts of military force.”—School Library Journal

“In presentation, this book has ‘reluctant reader friendly’ written all over it ... it draws kids into the suspense of trickery and its uncertain outcome.”—Toronto Star

“...offers a wealth of engrossing, well-presented material ... The Shapiro/Forrester team was responsible for Ultra Hush-Hush, a companion piece for this one. They are very good at this sort of thing.”—The Globe and Mail

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