The Eye That Never Sleeps (Hardcover)

How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln

By Marissa Moss, Jeremy Holmes (Illustrator)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419730641, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

About the Author

Marissa Moss is the bestselling author of the Amelia series, Barbed Wire Baseball, and Nurse, Soldier, Spy. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Jeremy Holmes has illustrated a number of children’s books, including the Templeton Twins series and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. He lives in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Praise For The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln

"Holmes (Secrets of the Dragon Tomb) employs a digital scratchboard technique for a woodcut look; the detailed illustrations invite detectivelike inspection, while the limited color palette and multi-paneled spreads evoke a graphic novel style . . . With a narrative that moves along effortlessly, his history of the company whose eyeball logo inspired the term “private eye” will keep aspiring sleuths hooked with its intrigue."

— Publishers Weekly

"The real deal for history enthusiasts."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Few young people, besides history or Lincoln buffs, may know about this page in Lincoln’s life, making the book a useful addition to libraries. Digitally rendered scratchboard illustrations on dusty purple, brown, and orange backgrounds effectively recreate the Victorian era."

— School Library Connection

"Moss evokes a mysterious and exciting old-fashioned tale of espionage here. Holmes’s carefully researched artwork, which he explains in a note, was inspired by newspaper mastheads, period fashion, and even board games from the era . . . A great pick for kids who can’t get enough spy stories."

— School Library Journal

"Moss' prose is clear and engaging, filled with intriguing details . . . a thorough and compelling introduction to Pinkerton's work."

— Kirkus Reviews