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. 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 as a spy across the water to have it wash up on Germany’s shore? These were all real tactics attempted with the ultimate goal of defeating Hitler. 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.
Jennifer Swanson has written more than twenty books in school and library focused series for National Geographic, Charlesbridge, and various other publishers. She attended the Naval Academy, where she received in BA in Chemistry. In addition to working as a full-time writer, she is a middle school science instructor for John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
A long time ago in a city far, far away (known as Baltimore), a space dinosaur was born. Kevin O’Malley and Patrick O’Brien dreamed up Captain Raptor and started creating books about his daring deeds. They received more fan mail for Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery and Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates (Walker Children’s) than for any of their many, many other books. Ten years later they’re back at it, concocting impossible situations for Captain Raptor in the long-awaited third installment of the series.