“Family of Spies will grip readers from the first page and will not let go … Chock full of action, suspense, history and intrigue, Family of Spies is a must-read with something for everyone!” — Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
“Carmichael’s clairvoyant child proves charming … a fast-paced adventure for ages 8-12.” — Winnipeg Free Press
“Science, history, and the supernatural combine in an exciting adventure full of humour and heart. The dangers and sacrifices of World War Two are wrapped inside an engaging story about family dynamics, the power of self, and all of it takes place on the thrilling streets and locales of Paris. Readers will enjoy cheering on Ford as he puzzles out the truth of his great grandfather and discovers the bonds of family and friendship transcend time, space, and even death.” — Natasha Deen, author of the Guardian trilogy
“Jodi Carmichael keeps up a quick pace, juggling past and present with equally enjoyable results.” — Quill & Quire
“This is a really good book. I really enjoyed reading it! It is an absolute page turner, and I spent every spare minute I had reading it.” — Mango Bubbles Books
Best for readers age 8-12
When cousins Ford, Ellie and Gavin, discover their great-grandfather was a rogue World War 2 spymaster, they must outrun MI6 and the CIA through the streets of Paris, relying on their wits and Ford’s newfound clairvoyant skills to unlock Great-Granddad’s spy secrets buried in the past. Great-Granddad hid something important to the war effort and these agencies want it back!
Finalist – 2019 Manuela Dias Design and Illustration Award
Did you know Family of Spies was inspired by Jodi’s own grandfather, who is rumoured to have been a spy in World War 2? His military records remain sealed, so that’s still a mystery. What else in the books is fact, and what is fiction? Find out here!