Patience Wright by Pegi Deitz Shea
American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



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 Pegi Deitz Shea

See more books from this 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.
Published February 20, 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Patience Wright

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

One of nine sisters and one brother born to a Quaker family, Patience grew up in New Jersey and discovered her talent for sculpting figures early on.

Mar 15 2007 | Read Full Review of Patience Wright: American Scu...

Rate this book!

Add Review