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Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project Hardcover – February 23, 2016
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Flashback Four: The Lincoln Project Reading Playlist by Dan Gutman
If you were really traveling back in time, you wouldn’t be able to listen to this playlist—no iPods or CDs existed in Lincoln’s time! Luckily, Julia, Luke, Isabel, and David (plus their mysterious benefactor, Miss Z!) told us their favorite songs before they time-traveled to 1863 to photograph the Gettysburg Address. With your parents’ permission, find the songs below on YouTube and listen to the Flashback Four’s favorite songs!
Julia: My playlist would be anything by my favorite group, The Civil Wars. They actually don’t sing anything about the Civil War, but they have a lot of great songs like 'Barton Hollow', 'Kingdom Come', and they do a fantastic version of Michael Jackson’s 'Billie Jean'.
Luke: My playlist is anything they play at Fenway during Red Sox games! That means stuff like Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Dirty Water’ by the Standells. My dad also turned me onto ‘Rock and Roll Band', by Boston. And if I had to pick a song about Lincoln, I’d pick ‘Hot Rod Lincoln', by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. Those songs rock!
Miss Z: My playlist would include songs about my passion: photography. I’m an old lady, of course, so my songs are kind of old too: 'Photograph' by Ringo Starr, ‘Kodachrome’ by Paul Simon, and ‘Freeze Frame’ by The J. Geils Band.
Isabel: My playlist would include songs by the great composer Stephen Foster. He died the year before the Civil War ended. He wrote ‘Oh Susanna,’ ‘Camptown Races', and ‘Beautiful Dreamer'. If I had to choose one, though, I’d choose James Taylor’s version of ‘Oh Susanna.’ It’s beautiful.
David: Those playlists are lame. Don’t you people listen to hip-hop? My playlist would have to include ‘Abe Lincoln Rap Song’ by Walking Eye TV and ‘Civil War Rap Song’ by Ya Boy Mass. They’re on YouTube
From School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Four modern-day Boston tweens each receive a mysterious yellow envelope promising them "a very special, once-in-a-lifetime experience": the chance to time travel to 1863 and photograph President Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. Things don't go quite as smoothly as planned, however, and the four find themselves knee-deep in an adventure wilder than they could have imagined. Fiction featuring Abraham Lincoln will always grab readers, and this middle grade entry into the genre should be no different; the protagonists meet Honest Abe, his firecracker son Tad, and even the infamous John Wilkes Booth. Gutman offers solid middle grade historical fiction with a briskly moving, if at times slightly rushed, story that leaves readers ready for a sequel. Non-genre fans will enjoy both its silly sci-fi flourishes and the fish-out-water humor of having 21st-century tween protagonists navigate Gettysburg's stinky 19th-century streets. Add in Gutman's broad fan base, and this will be a high-demand title. In addition, Gutman does a commendable job of at least somewhat incorporating the issues of slavery and the equality of all people at the root of the Civil War into his story, and his inclusion of a black protagonist gives the narrative additional resonance. VERDICT A fine purchase for middle grade fiction collections that will entice a wide audience and circulate well.—Ted McCoy, Springfield City Library, MA
“History can be hilarious, at least in the hands of author Dan Gutman.” (Washington Post)
“Breezy, good-natured fun and a fair amount of history, too” (Kirkus)
“A fun and fast read, illustrated with photos of the past that really do exist.” (Booklist)
“This will be a high-demand title.” (School Library Journal)