by Anna Myers | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0802796435 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia USA on 3/16/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Book Description:

In alternating chapters of first-person narrative, Myers novel tells of Bella and an actor she idolizes, John Wilkes Booth. After her mother's death, eight-year-old Bella goes to live in Washington City with her grandmother, a seamstress at the White House. Over the next six years, Bella attends school, develops one close friendship, learns to sew, takes her grandmother's position at the White House, moonlights in the costume shop at Ford's Theatre, and is befriended by Booth, eight years her senior. Meanwhile, Booth travels to Charleston for the hanging of John Brown, finds success on the stage, suffers through the election and later the reelection of Lincoln, and develops alliances that he hopes will be useful as he plots against the president he despises. Myers has taken on an ambitious project, given the novel's dual-narrator structure, its lengthy time frame, and the burden of conforming to the main facts regarding historical figures and events. One of the greatest difficulties is writing convincingly from both an adult's and child's point of view, but she carries off the project credibly. (For Grades 7 and up)

I bought this at a library sale in Canton, Georgia.

Journal Entry 2 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, March 07, 2011

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, April 02, 2011
Taking this out of KiaraNala29's YA/Teen box with thanks.

Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, July 30, 2011
A different look at the man who shot Abraham Lincoln.

When a 26-year-old asks a 14-year-old to dinner, the 26-year-old is nearly always up to no good; the 14-year-old is virtually always going to end up in deep trouble...and rarely knows it at the time. Sigh.

Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (8/27/2011 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Going out as a contribution to another bookcrosser's OBCZ; released for the One Word challenge.


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Journal Entry 6 by wingbookczukwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Friday, September 16, 2011
Wow! A boxful of books for the OBCZs arrived today from hyphen8 and this was one of them. I'll release this to one of our OBCZs soon. Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 7 by wingbookczukwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2011
REad the first part of this, but am headed out to Folly Beach today and have a release opportunity for this book. What I read was well written.

Pictured: Folly after the beach erosion from this season's hurricanes. :(

Released as part of the 2011 You're such an Animal release challenge, where books released must have the name of an animal in the title.

There are a couple of young readers who frequent Black Magic and I think this will appeal to one of them.

Journal Entry 9 by wingbookczukwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The owner of Black Magic asked that the bookshelf be removed, as he needs the space for something else. The books from the shelf have been packed up and will be redistributed to another OBCZ in the Charleston area.

Journal Entry 10 by wingbookczukwing at How Art Thou? closed 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (10/12/2011 UTC) at How Art Thou? closed 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina USA


A new OBCZ! Coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches, beer, wine, and close to the Terrace theater!

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Journal Entry 11 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Saturday, October 06, 2012
Thanks for putting this out for us to find and read. We did both and dropped the books at another book exchange shelf at a different coffee place, called Muddy Waters.

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