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The story of spying

Young Reading Series 3 History
The story of spying

  • Lively account of the history of spying, with exciting descriptions of famous spies and the plots they uncovered, from Alexander the Great's secret scouts to Cold War heroes.
  • Includes internet links to recommended websites.
  • Vividly illustrated with illustrations by Ian McNee and photographs of real life people and places.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme Young Reading Series Three for confident readers.


Key Stage: KS2 E/H; Age 7+

Lexile Measure: 1130L

Book Band: 15 - Magenta

CEFR Level: C1

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746076835
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Rob Lloyd Jones

Reader Reviews

The story of spying
It's a great book I am 7 and I love this book so much. I would say people like me who think spying is amazing should read this book. It tells you some fascinating facts about SOE spyies they are very posh people I learnt. Its got 6 amazing chapters Alexander the Great created a network of secret agents. All I have got to say is try this book.

Emily, 27th October 2017


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