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My ten-year-old son has read all of King's books several times, a huge compliment to the author . . . He's very picky and won't waste his time on any old book . . . King's humor is spot-on for middle schoolers.
--Metro Parent

Bart King's books are popular with middle school readers, a notoriously tough audience....The Big Book of Spy Stuffcontains a lot of interesting facts and snappy stories mixed in with the silliness.
--The Oregonian

Bart King is the master of humor, and "Spy Stuff" is a wonderful book to be enjoyed by all. You can get it as an e-book, but this is one you definitely want to hold in your hands. LOVED IT!
--Tina Nichols Coury

This lightly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek guide to espionage (part of the Big Book series) explores a broad swathe of spy-related topics--everything from eavesdropping and code breaking to cyber-warfare and spreading misinformation--while referring to historical (and recent) spies and spy operations. King includes topics like assassination, but keeps the tone light ("Some villains are so mean, their assassination seems only fair"). Amusing anecdotes, such as when Madeleine Albright wore a bright bug pin for a meeting with the Russians (to inform them that she knew of the bugs they'd placed in State Department offices), should entertain while giving readers a sense of how espionage works in the real world. Ages 8-up.

(Publishers Weekly)
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ISBN-10:  9781423618744
ISBN-13:  978-1423618744
Author:  Bart King
Genre:  Children's Books
Publisher:  Gibbs Smith
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review by . April 25, 2011
I would have loved this book growing up...
   I enjoy Bart King's Big Book series.  I can see why kids would like them, and they usually have a few laughs for the adults too.  It doesn't hurt that he's a local author, either.  His latest book, The Big Book of Spy Stuff, follows in the path of the previous Big Books, and may indeed be one of the best ones he's written.  If a kid is interested in espionage and spying, he'll actually learn quite a bit.  Adults might even pick up a few knowledge …
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