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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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Graphic Library

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the escape and death of his assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Written in graphic-novel format.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Age Level8-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
GenreGraphic Nonfiction
SubjectGraphic Novels
Trim Size7 x 9
Page Count32



Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

"The America Civil War was finally showing signs of winding down. After four bloody and dreadful years President Abraham Lincoln was able to relax a little. So he and his wife Mary went to watch a performance of a play at the Ford theatre in Washington. DC. Needing a break the police officer outside the President’s box left for a short while. In his absence an actor called John Wilkes Booth entered the box. He had with him a knife and a gun. Before anyone knew what was happening Booth shot the president and the then leaped onto the stage and ran away. Behind him he left President Lincoln mortally wounded. A doctor was called and then Lincoln was carried to a nearby boardinghouse where he was attended by the doctor, his family and friends. Finally on April 15th 1865, President Lincoln died. Meanwhile John Wilkes Booth and a friend of his headed south and into Virginia. Here they rested in a barn but they were soon found by the authorities. Booth was shot and died not long afterwards. In this excellent account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, readers will get a very real sense of what it might have been like to be a witness to this tragic event. At the back of the book readers can find out further information about the conspiracy to kill the president. Bright and action filled comic book style art makes this story very accessible to young readers." - Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

February 1, 2007

School Library Journal - Peg Glisson

"These books offer high-interest subject matter in a graphic-novel format. Historically accurate, each one presents brief information about the featured event. Yellowish-tan bubbles indicate direct quotations from primary sources. Alamo, Lincoln, and Polo are slightly stronger as stories thatn King Tut, perhaps because they are about real events while Tut is as much about a superstition as it is about Howard Carter's discoveries. And make no mistake, these are stories, based on fact and classified as nonfiction; there is invented dialogue, which is close to melogramatic at times. Thoughts and feelings are also fictionalized. Likely to be snatched up by young and reluctant readers, these titles work as hooks to lead to more in-depth information or as fun and interesting reads. Colorful artwork with strong black lines is competently done and contributes to a sense of time and place. Great literature? No. Shelf sitters? Definitely not. Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY" - School Library Journal

July 1, 2005