Submitted by lluncheon on Tue, 2012-12-04 14:09
From the layout of the title page, which includes a facsimile of a newspaper headline announcing Lincoln’s assassination and Booth’s escape, to the final map of the route that John Wilkes Booth followed from Washington, D.C., to the Garrett farm in Virginia, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer (Scholastic, $16.99) sizzles. Follow the killers’ and the investigators’ every move, and the trial and eventual execution of the conspirators. James Swanson adapted his adult book, Manhunt, into an excellent non-fiction work for children, chock-full of photographs, quotes, and other primary sources in a text that is can’t-put-it-down exciting. Ages 10-14.
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2009