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Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender

The True Story Of A Civil War Spy

By Carrie Jones, 1971-

Sarah Emma Edmonds started pretending at a very early age. Her father only wanted sons, so Sarah pretended to be one. Unlike most kids, though, Sarah never really stopped pretending. In 1861, during the U.S. Civil War, Sarah pretended her way into the Union Army, becoming a male nurse named Frank Thompson. Being a nurse didn't quite satisfy "Frank," though. She wanted to keep her fellow soldiers from getting hurt. So when the Union Army needed a spy, she leapt at the chance. While still pretending to be Frank, Sarah also pretended to be a male African American slave, a female Irish peddler, and a female African American laundress. She slipped behind enemy lines time after time, spied on the Confederate Army, and brought back valuable intelligence to the Union. Sarah was not only good at pretending; she was also very brave. Later in life, Sarah Emma Edmonds wrote a book to tell her story. She explained, "I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic." She was also truly a great pretender.

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ISBN

0761353992


Format: Book
Author: Jones, Carrie, 1971-
Summary: 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.
Title: Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender : the true story of a Civil War spy / Carrie Jones ; illustrations by Mark Oldroyd.
Publisher Date: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2011.
Subject: Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn), 1841-1898 -- Juvenile literature. Women spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Women soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service -- Juvenile literature. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Juvenile literature. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 0761353992 9780761353997
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 18
System Items Total: 20
Call Number: CB Edmonds
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Bib Id: 421864

Format: Book
Author: Jones, Carrie, 1971-
Summary: 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.
Title: Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender : the true story of a Civil War spy / Carrie Jones ; illustrations by Mark Oldroyd.
Publisher, Date: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2011.
Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Subjects: Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn), 1841-1898 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Women soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Oldroyd, Mark, ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2010028177
ISBN: 0761353992
ISBN: 9780761353997
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 18
Total Copies: 20
Call Number: CB Edmonds