Sunday, April 19, 2015

With Malice Towards One Brings You Back To The Time of Lincoln

The graphic novel With Malice Toward One by Mike Person brings history alive for children and adults alike! The novel focuses on historic events surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

I received a complimentary review copy of With Malice Towards One to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own based on my experience reading this book.

I was impressed with the illustrations, writing style and the educational exercises at the end of the book. I included a couple images from the book to give you a taste of the style.

It is clear that author Mike Person felt committed to making this book an educational resource. After the story, there are numerous educational exercises and resources including a word find, quizzes, games and a glossary.

As an adult, I found With Malice Towards One to be a quick, entertaining and informative read. I enjoyed it very much and learned a couple details about this important historical event. The graphic novel style makes it a more immersive experience for people who are more visually oriented.

An screen capture of an illustration from With Malice Towards One

Summary With Malice Toward One by Mike Person:

  • $ 16.99    
  • 80 pages
  • Publisher : Cranston House
  • 1 edition ( June 4, 2013 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615791751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615791753
  • LCCN: 2013908437
  • BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / History
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.4 x10.8 inches
  • Suitable for ages 11 and up 

 Description of "With Malice Towards One":

While Washington D.C. celebrates The Army of the Potomac's latest victory with a Grand Illumination Ceremony, four men meet in a hotel room overlooking the crowded streets filled with party-goers. Richmond has fallen, and "The Old Man," General Lee has just surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. The mood in room six of the Herndon House Hotel is dire. The original plan was a kidnapping. Booth's fellow conspirators, Powell, Herold, and Atzerodt quietly sit, listening to Booth trying to re-motivate them. He uses the sounds of revelry coming from the streets below to stoke up their anger. Something decisive must be done; a spark is needed to ignite new hope in the Confederate cause. "This Tyrant. This man Lincoln, who should make himself a king must die!" 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." (description from publicity materials for With Malice Towards One)

An screen capture of an illustration from With Malice Towards One

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