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Assassin by Anna Myers


by Anna Myers

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Author: Anna Myers
Title: Assassin
Illustrator: None
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Year: 2007
Pages: 212
Type: Historical Fiction
Summary: This story talks about President Lincolns assinations, the chapter are told from a girls point of view and the killers point of view. This book allows you to hear the evil guys point of view that took Mr. Lincolns life.

I liked this book because it allowed for their to be two people that talk through the chapters. I suggest this book for older children
  emfro20 | May 14, 2014 |
It is my favorite book in the whole world ( )
  kelstrapp | Dec 5, 2010 |
This book tells the story behind President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, narrated in alternating chapters by a young girl and Lincoln's eventual killer, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth.
I love books that attempt to get inside the heads of the "villains" of history, and this one does a very good job of it. I thought that the character of the girl was a bit weaker even though the book focuses more so on her than Booth.
A great book... also about the Lincoln assassination, read "Second Sight" by Gary Blackwood. ( )
  joririchardson | Jan 20, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802796435, Paperback)

Would you betray your president to win the heart of America’s most celebrated actor?

Bella isn’t evil. But even people with good intentions can end up doing bad things. Especially when they meet people with the power to persuade them to do almost anything, like John Wilkes Booth—the most charismatic and famous actor of his time.

So when Booth sets his sights on Bella, an assistant seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, to help with his plot to kidnap President Lincoln, he is able to persuade her to betray her president and even turn her back on the boy she has loved her entire life. Bella believes Booth is only trying to force the North to release Southern war prisoners, and will not harm her dear friend Mr. Lincoln. But the kidnapping plot fails, and now Booth will stop at nothing--even if it means harming Bella in the process.

Anna Myers has crafted a provocative new look at the Lincoln assassination through the eyes of both a young White House insider and the assassin himself. An author’s note provides the historical background to this tragic event.

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In alternating passages, a young White House seamstress named Bella and the actor John Wilkes Booth describe the events that lead to the latter's assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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