As you can tell from this picture this is a book for young readers between the ages of 4 to 8. Ariel Bradley is the name of a real boy who served as a spy for George Washington. At only 9-years-old, Ariel is asked to ride into the enemies camp and act as if he is looking for a mill that his father has sent him in search of. He pretends to be a country bumpkin but he is really spying for General Washington, assessing the strength and numbers of the British camp.
This is a great little book for K-3 grades to correlate with a history unit on the Revolutionary War. Also, a good book for mother's to read to their children to introduce them to real life heroes and instill concepts of courage and bravery.