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The Resource Lincoln shot! : a president's life remembered, chief writer, Barry Denenberg ; artist, Christopher Bing

Lincoln shot! : a president's life remembered, chief writer, Barry Denenberg ; artist, Christopher Bing

Label
Lincoln shot! : a president's life remembered
Title
Lincoln shot!
Title remainder
a president's life remembered
Statement of responsibility
chief writer, Barry Denenberg ; artist, Christopher Bing
Title variation
Lincoln shot!
Title variation remainder
a presidents life remembered
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conceived as a one-year anniversary newspaper edition of Lincoln's assassination, this brilliant, beautiful, and bold biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln mimics 19th-century newsprint, combining pen and ink drawings with archival photography, and period typography with articles surveying Lincoln's life
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 5 Up— A special memorial edition of "The National News," published a year to the day after Lincoln was assassinated, is how this oversize (12 × 18 inches) chronicle of Lincoln's life is positioned. The combination of a compelling story, engaging visuals, and large format distinguishes this work. Opening with a short note from the publisher that sets the context, the old-fashioned typefaces, stained and yellowed pages, 1860s advertisements, woodcut engravings, and period photographs all contribute to the antique appeal. Details of the president's death are followed by information about the assassin and his accomplices. Following these facts is the history of Lincoln's life, starting with his boyhood, moving through his early years in Illinois, family life with Mary Todd and political career, his rise to the presidency, and, finally, the Civil War, closing with Lee's surrender and the ominous statement: "Five days later Abraham Lincoln became the first president ever assassinated." Ornate running heads listing the time in history and boldface type featuring headlines of the day outline the story, and maps, photos, letters, historical posters, reproductions, and Bing's original artwork appear throughout. Perhaps in keeping with the news-rag style, the author did not include sources, although a chronology of Lincoln's life is added and a note directs readers to the publisher's Web site for bibliographic information. The back page features Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!" Although too large for most library shelves, the book has great value, and its graphic quality makes it worth the search for space.—Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library --Janet S. Thompson (Reviewed October 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 10, p167)
  • /* Starred Review */ Designed by Rich Deas to resemble in both look and size a yellowed memorial issue of a 19th-century tabloid, this one-year-later account of Lincoln's youth and political career features a linked set of lengthy, sharply analytical articles and a distinct period look, courtesy of Bing's always eye-catching illustrations. Beneath hyperbolic multiple headlines ("ASSASSINS APPREHENDED / SECY SEWARD'S ASSAILANT AND TWO OTHERS ARRESTED / VICIOUS MADMAN IDENTIFIED / Blood Found On Clothes..."), Denenberg opens with Lincoln's death, then retraces his upbringing, political education and White House years—quoting from speeches, assessing his increasingly saturnine personality and unhappy family life, and even mentioning such less laudable moments as his abortive engagement to Mary Owens. Enhanced by period-style advertisements and side features on his beard and other topics, by contemporary photos and also appropriately melodramatic wood engravings, this will be tough to shelve due to its large trim size but makes a memorable way of introducing Lincoln's character and achievements. Its unusual appearance is guaranteed to draw readers to it; its striking graphics will keep them poring over the pages. (Biography. 10-13) (Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
287681
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denenberg, Barry
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
009 up
LC call number
E457.905
LC item number
.D46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bing, Christopher H.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a president's life remembered
Label
Lincoln shot! : a president's life remembered, chief writer, Barry Denenberg ; artist, Christopher Bing
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "Researched, written, illustrated, and designed by the National News staff."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
714940
Dimensions
46 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
40 pages
Isbn
9780312370138
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007048851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312370138
  • (OCoLC)183179502
Label
Lincoln shot! : a president's life remembered, chief writer, Barry Denenberg ; artist, Christopher Bing
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "Researched, written, illustrated, and designed by the National News staff."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
714940
Dimensions
46 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
40 pages
Isbn
9780312370138
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007048851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312370138
  • (OCoLC)183179502

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