Barry McDivitt

Barry McDivitt worked as a journalist in radio and television for more than thirty years. His previous publications include the Thistledown titles, Redcoats and Renegades and The Youngest Spy. His stories have appeared regularly on the Global TV network and the CBC radio and TV networks, as well as in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. He presently writes Young Adult novels and works as a communications director in high-tech. He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.









168 pages / trade paper

Available in the US
World Rights Available



The Youngest Spy

ISBN: 978-1-897235-17-1

Set against a backdrop of rising Canadian nationalism, The Youngest Spy follows the extraordinary exploits of a fourteen-year-old Canadian boy, caught up in the drama of the American Civil War. George Duguay’s father has joined the Yankee army, leaving him in charge of the family farm. George makes a very unlikely spy but when he uncovers a plot that could result in an American invasion of Canada he, at first, relishes the adventure of his double life: meeting Confederate gentlemen, American detectives and British agents. However, as the shady side of the job reveals itself, forcing him to betray the man he considered a friend, he becomes a victim of conflicting loyalties. With strategic savvy, George is finally able to declare his own independence and save his imprisoned father. This fictionalization of historical events offers an entertaining lesson in social issues, Canadian-American history, and moral decision-making.




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