The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
12.1 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419730641

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About the Author

Marissa Moss is the bestselling author of the Amelia series, Barbed Wire Baseball, and Nurse, Soldier, Spy. She lives in Berkeley, California. Jeremy Holmes has illustrated a number of children's books, including the Templeton Twins series and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. He lives in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Reviews

"Moss' prose is clear and engaging, filled with intriguing details . . . a thorough and compelling introduction to Pinkerton's work."--Kirkus Reviews
"Moss evokes a mysterious and exciting old-fashioned tale of espionage here. Holmes's carefully researched artwork, which he explains in a note, was inspired by newspaper mastheads, period fashion, and even board games from the era . . . A great pick for kids who can't get enough spy stories."--School Library Journal
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Holmes (Secrets of the Dragon Tomb) employs a digital scratchboard technique for a woodcut look; the detailed illustrations invite detectivelike inspection, while the limited color palette and multi-paneled spreads evoke a graphic novel style . . . With a narrative that moves along effortlessly, his history of the company whose eyeball logo inspired the term "private eye" will keep aspiring sleuths hooked with its intrigue."--Publishers Weekly
**STARRED REVIEW**
"The real deal for history enthusiasts."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Few young people, besides history or Lincoln buffs, may know about this page in Lincoln's life, making the book a useful addition to libraries. Digitally rendered scratchboard illustrations on dusty purple, brown, and orange backgrounds effectively recreate the Victorian era."--School Library Connection