Monday, November 5, 2018

The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln by Marissa Moss, Jeremy Holmes

The Pinkerton's have always fascinated me.  The agency was started years ago when you only had the local sheriff to help solve crimes.  The Pinkerton's always took pride in catching their man (or woman).  But I hadn't heard this story before...

Abrams Young Readers sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.

This is a non-fiction account of Allan Pinkerton for young readers.  You learn how he grew up and about his interest in detecting.  After he started his own agency, he heard a rumor going around about how several people were going to shoot Lincoln.  He sends some of his agents undercover to determine if it's true or not.  It is.  Then he comes up with a way to protect the president that works.

Perhaps this will spark some interest in your child for other non-fiction work.  We've had many interesting people who created something new, saved someone in danger, or adventured into new lands.  Let them find their own favorites.  

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