DUPED! (Young Adult Nonfiction)
Annick Press, 2011.
If your child thinks history is dull and boring, prove him wrong with DUPED! For 7 to 13 year olds, this book is great fun to read. And that’s no lie!
The Review Journal, January, 2012
Combining narrative prose and graphics, DUPED! offers 8 stories of some of the world’s biggest and most infamous con artists. Whether fabricating the radio broadcast of an alien invasion so believably that it convinced thousands of people to flee their homes, or convincing some of the world’s most famous scientists and journalists to believe in the discovery of a fake ancient tribe in the Phillipines – the con artists in this book were clever enough to fool even the most intelligent people. Personally, I found this book fascinating! It will appeal to both kids and teens from grades 4 and up, particularly those who like stories about strange-but-true events. SusantheLibrarian, June 27, 2012.
Prizes & Awards: Finalist, Silver Birch category, Ontario Library Association “Forest of
Readings” competition, 2012.