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 Halefrom his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officerand 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."
About the Author
Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the picture book "The Devil You Know", and the illustrator of "The Dinosaur's Night Before Christmas", "Animal House", and "Balloon on the Moon". He has also illustrated two graphic novels, "Rapunzel's Revenge" and "Calamity Jack" by Shannon and Dean Hale.