Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu by Kate ScottSpies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu by Kate Scott

Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu

byKate Scott

Paperback | November 22, 2016

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Joe thought he had the hang of this undercover thing. Sure, he has to dress up as a girl and change his name to “Josie” to keep his family safe, but he can still play soccer, and his new friend Sam knows his secret so he at least has someone to talk to. Not to mention, it’s finally time for Joe and Sam to learn how to be proper spies—gadgets and all! Joe is prepared to prove to his parents that he’s ready for a big mission.

Their first mission isn’t exactly what either of them had in mind, though. Joe and Sam have to go undercover . . . as ballerinas! Joe isn’t thrilled about the idea of wearing a tutu, but he’s more than ready to track down the potential thief of a soccer memorabilia exhibit at the local community center. He will dance like a flamingo if it means keeping the coveted keepsakes of his favorite sport safe.

Unfortunately, Joe and Sam have very different ways of approaching the mission and their tactics clash. Once best friends and partners-in-spying, they now are determined to crack the case without each other. When Joe’s parents get word from HQ that an enemy spy is on their trail, there is no other option for Joe and Sam except to put their differences aside and work together to solve the case.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Kate Scott was born in London. She writes children’s books, children’s television programs, radio plays, and poetry. She has lived in many different places and had many different jobs, but now she makes up stories—the best job in the world—and lives in Dorset, England, with her husband and two children.
Title:Spies in Disguise: Boy in a TutuFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5.25 × 0.7 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Sky PonyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634506952

ISBN - 13:9781634506953

Appropriate for ages: 7



Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful for a reluctant reader This is the second in a new chapter book series. It is full of age-appropriate humour and the main character echoes a strong male voice and offers lots of havoc. It would be a perfect book for reluctant readers and those bitten by the spy-bug. Kids will love the twists and turns in the plot as the mystery is trying to be solved. Joe must transform into Josie to keep his family safe from danger. He reluctantly dons dresses and wigs to perform his new role as a girl. His best friend Sam, (who is a girl) knows his hidden secret and plays along with his act. Together under the tutelage of Joe's professional spy parents learn how to become competent junior spies themselves. Joe has the daunting task of trying to prove his worth and capabilities to his parents as they offer him a mission which includes Sam as his sidekick. Sam proves to be more than his assistant and on many occasions she outshines his spying abilities which greatly disturbs Joe. It gets so bad that they decide to part company and work solo. They come to the conclusion that their mission is so important that they must put their personal differences aside and support each other in order to track down the potential thief of a soccer memorabilia exhibit at the local community centre. To add insult to injury they must disguise themselves as ballerina's to solve the crime. Joe's parents get word from HQ that an enemy spy is closing in on them so Joe and Sam must prove once and for all to their parents, to HQs, and to themselves that they are worthy of becoming top notch junior spies.
Date published: 2016-11-30