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Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender

By Carrie Jones
Illustrated by Mark Oldroyd

Sarah Emma Edmonds is a unique woman in American history about whom there are no picture books. Bestseller Carrie Jones tells her story with wit and in terms kids will relate to.

This is a picture book biography of Sarah Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who served as a spy in the Union Army during the Civil War. Edmonds's story has natural appeal. After coming to America, teenage Edmonds posed as a man, eventually lying her way into a post as a male battlefield nurse in the Union Army at age 17. Several times she posed as woman or as a slave (or both) and snuck behind Confederate lines. Since no one in her company knew she was actually a woman, many of her disguises required her to pretend to be a man pretending to be a woman. Eventually, she published her memoirs, was granted a federal pension, and became the only woman granted membership in the Civil War veterans' group, the Grand Army of the Republic.

  • Unique historical figure.
  • NYT Bestselling author with a unique voice. This is not a dry, academic biography.

About the author

Carrie Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels, including Need and Captivate. Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender is her first picture book.

About the illustrator

Mark Oldroyd lives in the small town of Battle (as in 1066) in England. Mark is well known for his atmospheric, detailed illustrative style. He is a traditional artist, creating his illustrations with unbelievable speed, as acrylic paintings. He has a beautiful sense of color and composition, which has led him to work with a broad range of clients including the Radio Times, English Heritage, and A&C Black for children' s classics. In between commissions, Mark enjoys playing in his bluegrass band and building giant firework filled papier-mache effigies, as part of the town' s annual bonfire celebrations.

ISBN: 9780761353997
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Dimensions: 235 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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