Patience Wright

Patience Wright

American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy

By Pegi Deitz Shea; Bethanne Andersen (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805067705, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2007

The intriguing story of one of America's first spies--a woman
Born in 1725 in the American colonies, Patience Wright discovered her talent for art at an early age. As an adult, she joined her sister in a wax-sculpting business and later moved on her own to England. There, Patience became a spy for the colonies, hiding messages in the sculpted busts she sent to her sister's waxworks in America. Here is the story of a woman who lived an extraordinary life, full of art and intrigue. "Patience Wright "is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Pegi Deitz Shea is the author of many books for young readers, such as Liberty Rising: The Story of the Statue of Liberty. She lives in Connecticut.
Bethanne Andersen has illustrated several acclaimed books for children, including Seven Brave Women. She lives in Boise, Idaho.