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Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II | Book Giveaway

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Does knowing something is top secret immediately pique your interest?

In Spies, Lies, and Disguise, author Jennifer Swanson takes readers behind-the-scenes to explore some genuinely astonishing World War II exploits and accomplishments.

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Jennifer Swanson’s Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II. The grand prize also includes Brain Games and Astronaut Aquanaut!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A copy of Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II, autographed by Jennifer Swanson

Giveaway begins February 19, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 19, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II

Written by Jennifer Swanson

Illustrated by Kevin O’Malley

Publisher’s Synopsis: In the late 1930s, times were desperate. The world found itself at war again, less than twenty years after the first World War had ended. No one could quite believe it. And no one wanted it. The leaders of every country involved were left with no choice. They had to try to end the war as fast as possible, using whatever means they could.

That meant coming up with secret operations meant to deceive, deflect, and confuse their enemies. Poison the cattle that the Germans eat? Deliberately float a corpse dressed up as a spy across the water to have it wash up on Germany’s shore? Create a unit of top secret commandos with a license to kill? These were all real tactics attempted with the ultimate goal of defeating Hitler. In this off-center look at history, readers will be captivated by the classified and covert efforts made by each side as they tried to gain the upper hand and win the war. Restricted access is lifted to give the reader a peek into the top secret operations of the daring men and women who fought the war under a cloak of secrecy.


“Risk takers and daring kids will undoubtedly be fascinated by the covert rules, elaborate plans, and brave deeds made by so many courageous men and women. Spies, Lies, and Disguise could be just the book to hook a reader into the history genre.” — The Children’s Book Review

Ages 9-11 | Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books | November 26, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1681197791

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About the Author

Jennifer Swanson

Science Rocks! And so, do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award-winning author of over 40 nonfiction books for children, mostly about science and technology. Jennifer’s love of STEM began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science and technology resonates in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge), Astronaut-Aquanaut, and Save the Crash-test Dummies. Her books have received many accolades including the Green Earth Book Honor Award, a Florida Book Award, and multiple California Reading Association awards, and National Science Teaching BEST STEM awards.

An accomplished and exciting speaker, Jennifer has presented at National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, the World Science Festival in NYC and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival.

A huge science geek, Jennifer encourages kids (of all ages) to engage their curiosity and DISCOVER the Science all around them! You can learn more about her and book her for speaking engagements and school visits: https://jenniferswansonbooks.com/ or on Twitter or Instagram at @JenSwanBooks.

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  • One (1) grand prize winner receives:
    • A copy of Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II, autographed by Jennifer Swanson
    • A copy of Brain Games, autographed by Jennifer Swanson
    • A copy of Astronaut Aquanaut
  • Two (2) winners receive:
    • A copy of Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II, autographed by Jennifer Swanson
  • Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about March 23, 2019.
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  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are thirteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
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  • Prizes Courtesy of Jennifer Swanson.

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  • Love discovering new books as I serve on the Board of our local library. I am no master but put me on team disguise.

    February 19, 2020
  • Stories about WEEk have always been a favorite read for me. I’d also say that I’d be on Team Disguise. This would be an interesting read for my older grandson.

    February 19, 2020
    • Sorry, spell check has done it again. It should say WWII not week.

      February 19, 2020
  • We love all books and are on team disguise!

    February 19, 2020
  • Would love to add this to our library. We are team disguise.

    February 19, 2020
  • The reason I would love to win this giveaway is because I’ve always been interested in WWII history, especially the intrigue type stuff that this book talks about. I am on team disguise. It’s fascinating to read how Allied spies disguised themselves as French or Germans in order to go behind enemy lines.

    February 19, 2020
  • We like disguise.

    February 20, 2020
  • I love these types of books, my 13 year old grandson would LOVE these books and I think these are much healthier than staring at the computer monitor—-everything in moderation!

    February 20, 2020
  • Sounds fascinating

    February 20, 2020
  • Would love to win this for me I like trying new things and I love to read books @genereams135

    February 22, 2020
  • Love to read about history. @genereams135

    February 22, 2020
  • I think all three books sound interesting and fun. I think my grandchildren and niece would enjoy them.

    February 23, 2020
  • My granddaughter is just learning about World War II in school I’m sure she would find all the books very interesting.

    February 24, 2020
  • My 8 year old grandson would love this book as he is interested in history and is an avid reader. Wonderful and fascinating for him to enjoy.

    February 25, 2020
  • I’m team disguise! Looks like interesting books my son’s would enjoy!

    February 26, 2020
  • I’m team spies! We would love this because my family is all interested in history!

    February 26, 2020
  • team spies

    February 27, 2020
  • Our family loves ‘behind the scenes’ type books. It is always so much fun to learn new things that are not common knowledge. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!

    February 28, 2020
  • My daughter would love these she loves learning and spies is her team.

    March 3, 2020
  • My dad was a WWII Army Medic and I would love to read this book as I love all the information about WWII! I would be Disguise!

    March 3, 2020
  • Love to win this for all the history lovers in our family – and put me on Team Disguise! 😉

    March 3, 2020
  • we would love this book we are team spies!!

    March 4, 2020
  • I love everything Jen writes. She makes nonfiction so much fun!

    March 4, 2020
  • Love discovering new books and authors. If I had to choose I would say Team Spies. The double lives of spies has always intrigued me

    March 7, 2020
  • My students can’t get enough of WWII! I’d love to give them another age-appropriate offering. We’re team spies.

    March 7, 2020
  • Definitely team spies. But I just know my youngest son would love this read!

    March 11, 2020
  • My nephew will like this!

    March 12, 2020
  • I would say that we are team disguise and would love to read these books.

    March 15, 2020
  • Definitely team spies. It’s in our blood you could say! Thanks for the opportunity.

    March 15, 2020
  • I am team spies. I’d like this for my grandson who loves reading and learning

    March 15, 2020
  • These look like fun books! We are team spies!

    March 15, 2020
  • I just finished reading “Code Girls” about the female code breakers of WWII, and I’m very interested in learning more about the secret aspects of what went into winning WWII.

    March 16, 2020
  • Love spy books. thanks

    March 17, 2020
  • I would be on team spies. These sound like really good books!

    March 19, 2020

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