100 Facts Spies

100 Facts Spies is bursting with exactly 100 awesome facts, mind-blowing images and great activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the world of espionage.

• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.

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100 Facts Spies covers key topics about secret agents and their missions in concise numbered facts. Information is surrounded by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for children. A perfect introduction to spy books for kids aged 7+ who want to learn more about real-life James Bond spies!

Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Spies:
• History of spying from old spy services to modern-day computer hacking
• Gathering intelligence by listening in or going undercover
• How to catch a spy and the dangers of the job

Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The best sources of information are 'MICE' because they are weak people who are willing to betray their friends or countries for Money, Ideology (beliefs), Compromise or Ego (selfishness)!
• In the 5th century BC, the Greek general Histaeus had battle plans tattooed onto a slave's shaven head so that when his hair grew back, they would be hidden and could be delivered to his allies!
• US scientists are working on creating shark spies. They will implant electrodes in sharks' brains so that they can control them remotely.

Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Invent your own cipher (code for letters in the alphabet) andshare it with a friend, so you can send secret messages to each other
• Write a note on a piece of paper in lemon juice with a paintbrush. The recipient can hold it under light to read it and no one else can!
• Quiz question: What does remote surveillance mean?


Series: 100 Facts
Author: John Farndon
Consultant: Brian Williams
Pages: 48
Age: 7+
Size: 297 x 228 mm
Format: Paperback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781786173027

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