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The Lizzie Borden Trial (Be the Judge/Be the Jury) Library Binding – November, 1992


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Product Details

  • Series: Be the Judge/Be the Jury
  • Library Binding: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (November 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006025114X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060196820
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,055,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 5-9-- Rappaport re-creates the setting, the crime, and the subsequent trial of Lizzie Borden for the ax murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. Through an open format in which readers are the jury, she leads them through the steps of a trial in clear language and using solid definitions. The strategies of the defense and the prosecution are periodically assessed as they address the various witnesses. At each stage of the trial, provocative questions are posed to allow readers to sift through the facts and draw their own conclusions. Although the writing style tends to be dry, it is interesting. Information regarding the law and trial by jury as well as coverage of a fascinating chapter in history in a compelling format make the book a worthwhile purchase. The text is supplemented by diagrams and black-and-white reproductions and illustrations. --Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have used this book to introduce students to mock trial. The questioning format is wonderful and makes students think! I wish this book was still in print.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 1998
Format: Library Binding
This book tells the whole story about Lizzie Borden and her trial. It tells how on August 4, 1892 Lizzie's Father and Stepmother were murdered in their own home in the morning. A few days later Lizze was taken under arrest for the charge of murder. A year later her trial began. They started with the opening statements then the prosocutors witnesses. Then the defenses witnesses. It was very exciting reading the exact testimonies the exact opening and closing statements seeing pictures of the real dead bodies and the murder weapon and the true virdict. Doreen Rappaport has written an exciting true story about murder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Clements on June 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
Borrowed this book frm the library today; I have read 4 other books previously dealing with the Lizzie Borden case. On page 13, Ms. Rappaport has two photos, identified as Andrew Borden and Abby Borden. However, in every other book about this case that I have read AND the websites I have viewed, these photos are actually Andrew Jennings, Lizzie's attorney, and Bridget Sullivan, the housekeeper- NOT Andrew and Abby Borden. Makes me wonder what else is wrong in this book!!!
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