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

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This is a true story about Allan Pinkerton, who was a detective. He grew up in the slums of Scotland. The British tried to arrest him for treason because he was fighting for workers’ rights. He escaped on a boat to America. He went into the barrel business. He caught some people making counterfeit coins, so people asked him to solve other cases. He started his own detective agency. He heard that people were going to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the day of his inauguration. He succeeded in protecting him.

In the back of the book, there’s a timeline, an author’s note, and an illustrator’s note. The Pinkerton agency did a lot of cool things, like being the first detective agency to employ women. His house was part of the Underground Railroad.

This is a picture book. The illustrations are cool. They are made with a digital scratchboard. My favorite picture is where they show Lincoln’s hat with a bunch of holes in it because it’s serious and scary. I learned tons of information about Pinkerton. I think he was a really nice guy. This book is good for kids six and up.

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Author Marissa Moss • Jeremy Holmes, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Nov-06
ISBN 9781419730641
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Issue January 2019
Category Children's


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