Patience Wright

Patience Wright

America's First Sculptor, and Revolutionary Spy

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805067705
0805067701
Call Number: 921 WRIGHT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Subjects: Wright, Patience Lovell -- Juvenile literature.
Spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Sculptors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Andersen, Bethanne 1954-
Alternative Title: Patience Wright

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