Episode 57

E57: Back in the saddle

Juxtaposing Greek mythology and the rivalry between two sisters – the former told in graphic novel format, the latter in prose –  The Year of the Beasts delves the depths of first love, jealousy, and revenge-plotting.  And if that isn’t enough, Mauser says watch out because there is a HUGE twist.

Did you know that George Washington  was an extremely crafty spy? Hauser takes us through George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War.  This small book reveals the gritty details of  Washington’s techniques in the art of deception and spycraft.  The numerous illustrations are period-correct, and there are spy codes to decipher throughout!

In The Numberlys, McElroy shows us a grey-scale world where there are no letters, and everything is identified with numbers.   That is until friends 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 decide they need a change, and with a little ingenuity, they bring letters and colors into their world.  Having been written by William Joyce (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore), there is a Moonbot created app to download, too.