Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin - ESSENTIAL

Sheinkin, Steve Lincoln’s Grave Robbers, 207 pgs. Scholastic, 2012. $16.99. NON FICTION Language: G; Violence: G; Mature Content: G. 

In 1876, when a group of counterfeiter’s best engraver gets arrested, they plan to steal the body of President Lincoln and hold it for ransom to get their guy out of jail. But the secret service is on to them. Can the government agency stop the heist?  

This narrative non-fiction reads like a detective novel.  Complete with “cast list” glossary, photographs and source material, this is a fascinating, well written true story from history.  Sheinkin fills in the reader with just enough background information to keep them involved without burdening the story.  A great addition to the non-fiction section 

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarian

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