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Publisher's Summary

Someone is planning to kill George Washington, and young Phoebe Fraunces is trying to save his life. Phoebe gets a job as George Washington's housekeeper, but her real job is to work as a spy. She listens and watches very carefully, and she meets her father every day to tell him what she has learned. One day Phoebe's father tells her that Washington is planning to leave town in a few days, and the person plotting against him will act before then. Phoebe is very frightened, but she is determined to figure out who is after Washington before it's too late....
©1977 Judith Berry Griffin (P)2008 Penguin
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4 out of 5 stars
By Dana on 04-16-18

Great for a 3rd Grade Book Report

What did you love best about Phoebe the Spy?

The historical details are very easy to understand and the narration makes it enjoyable to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration is very easy to listen to and makes Phoebe's story come to life.

Which character – as performed by Allyson Johnson – was your favorite?

We enjoyed Phoebe's story and how she secretly helped history!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Spying and Saving President George Washington.

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