Upon Secrecy (Hardcover)

By Selene Castrovilla, Jeff Crosby (Illustrator), Shelley Ann Jackson (Illustrator)

Calkins Creek Books, 9781590785737, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



How George Washington's spies saved America. In 1780 France entered the American Revolution. A French fleet was bringing crucial aid to the patriots. Did the British know? Would they intercept? George Washington needed answersfast. To get them, he turned to his most trusted spies. Upon Secrecy follows the members of the Culper Spy Ring on their most daring and important mission. Washington couldn't outfight the British. Could he outspy them?

About the Author

Selene Castrovilla is a novelist and nonfiction author. She holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons. Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson are graduates of the prestigious MFA illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As professional illustrators, they have worked individually for a wide array of clients. This is their second collaborative picture book. The couple lives in Colorado.