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With Malice Toward One Paperback – Large Print, June 4, 2013
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From the Author
With Malice Toward One, takes a new approach. Combining the storytelling of a short novel with the sequential artwork found in comics and graphic novels to create images to reinforce what was just read. Each page of prose is recreated on the opposite page leaving a lasting effect. Children are visual. I believe children learn much more when they can visualize what they are reading.
From the Back Cover
Abraham Lincoln once said, " A comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home."
At 10:15 PM, April 14, 1865; the 16th President of the United States was murdered while viewing a comedy at Ford's Theater. Ironically, his assassin was John Wilkes Booth. A famous stage actor, best known for performing tragedies.
John Wilkes Booth once said, "of all the Shakespearean characters, my favorite role is Brutus - the slayer of a tyrant."
This is the true story of the first murder of an American President.
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Top customer reviews
An extremely well presented story for readers young and old. It proves that it's never too late to learn "the rest of the story"
A lesser known history of John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators and their original plot to kidnap President Lincoln, which later evolved into an assassination. Childen will find this Civil War period book informative and easily absorbed due to the inclusion of graphics. Although written for children, adults will also find this book of interest exploring Booth's motives for perpetrating this distardly crime. The book provides the reader with an insightful look at the politics and history of the time in an easy-to-read format. Perfect for a classroom and for anyone interested in Civil War history.
This was easy peasy lemon squeezy!
I was able to share it with the appropriate teachers and my students immediately!!
Now, it wasn't very easy to follow in PDF format on my desktop PC, but was far easier to work with on the iPads.
"This, is truly the "crime of the nineteenth century," and the largest manhunt in military history. It's the "full" story about the first murder of an American President. The story, that has been left out of the classroom. Told in a way children can understand it the most. Visually."
This is absolutely true. And what an appropriate time to read the story from such a fascinating point of view. It's little blurbs of story, followed by little blurbs of graphic novel - a great way to aide in the process of visualization.
I received the book in exchange for my honest review.
I am glad I did! It was easy to read, educational and the images made it fun. I think this book would be excellent for children, but interesting for adults as well. It includes educational resources in the back including a glossary, discussion questions and a word find.
All in all, I recommend this as a quick read (it took me an afternoon) for children or adults who like graphic novels or history. I found it both entertaining and informative.
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions and experiences described are my own.
Written for kids, this Graphic "History" novel is also perfect for adults as well. The artwork is especially colorful and splendidly crafted, looking a lot like a film maker's "story boards" shot from different angles. This, I feel,makes the read along story and "comic book" format perfect for all age groups. Adults will enjoy this as much as the younger audience for which it is targeted.
Especially nice is a included glossary so that youngsters can identify words included within the text. A great history experience which proves one again that History is Cool and NOT just about "dead people and dates!"