Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD'S THEATER

Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD'S THEATER


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Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD'S THEATER by Barbara Ann Mojica, Victor Ramon Mojica

A single shot rings out; laughter turns to tears. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated, and history is changed forever. The theater is closed and later collapses. Is Ford's Theater forever cursed or will it rise again to greater glory?

Winner of the 2015 Independent Author Network Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Children's Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988503045
Publisher: eugenus STUDIOS
Publication date: 10/22/2014
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ann Mojica is a historian, retired educator, and school principal with a Master's Degree in History. Using the whimsical character of Little Miss HISTORY as your guide, Barbara's aim is to make learning about people and places of historical importance fun and educational.

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indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO FORD'S THEATER by Barbara Ann Mojica is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Valerie Rouse for Readers' Favorite Little Miss History Travels to Ford’s Theater by Barbara Ann Mojica is a delightful history textbook for young readers. It is colorfully illustrated and it delves into the background of Ford’s Theater in the U.S.A.  Originally, the theatre was a meeting place for the First Baptist Church of Washington in 1833. President John T. Ford later renovated the building into a theatre in 1861. It was called Ford’s Anthenaeum. Unfortunately, it was burnt in 1862. After it was rebuilt and the Civil War was over, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife attended a play there. That same night, Jon Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln at the theatre. The President died the following day on April 15, 1865. Many years later, the U.S. Government made the decision to reopen the Ford Theater and Petersen House where President Lincoln died as historic museums in 1932. According to author Barbara Mojico, there are presently three museums honoring President Lincoln’s memory. Little Miss History Travels to Ford’s Theater is a very colourful textbook.  It utilizes the figure of Ms. History with her fancy sunshades on almost every page. I love the beautiful illustrations that author Barbara Mojico included in her book. These illustrations really grab your attention. There are minimal words used in the entire book. The pictures are the central feature of this book. I love the clever way in which the author juxtaposes Ms. History in the scenarios. The contrast between the black and white and coloured backgrounds in some scenes is very appealing. I really appreciate the author’s approach to this portrayal of historical facts. It is truly a fun way to learn about the past without even realizing that you are absorbing historical information. I also love the teaser at the end of the book introducing a forthcoming book. Even though I am an adult reader, I enjoyed reading this and I look forward to more from this author.
PJ_LaRue More than 1 year ago
Barbara Ann Mojica has created yet another educational and fun children's book with her newest release, Little Miss History Travels to Ford's Theater. This book, the fourth in the series, relates the history of Ford's Theater from its beginning as a church, subsequent evolution into a theater, sad location of Lincoln's assassination to its final purpose as a preserved historic site. Fitting the era, the terrific illustrations are presented in vintage sepia, black and white. Bright colors splash the pages to appeal to children. History truly is fun with this series. The Amazon page does not list an age range for this book. Although the format of the book is similar to picture book, the information presented could appeal to older children, as well. While the story is kept simple enough for them to understand, it is not condescending, and being based on true events in history could help hook young children into a lifelong love of reading. The Little Miss History series has been awarded the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group). The group's rigorous review process supports indie authors and provides an authentication of books that have not been vetted by agents or publishers. Being presented a B.R.A.G. Medallion is a true honor. Well deserved, Ms. Mojica!
JSReview More than 1 year ago
Little Miss History Travels to Ford Theater is another great educational book by Barbara Ann Mojica. This book interweaves the history of a building with the history of the country. It’s well known that President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theater. I did not know the building’s history before or after the assassination. Do you? Each paged is filled with an illustration or a relevant photo with Little Miss History, which makes the even book more appealing. My favorite is the tower of books, several stories high, made from books written about Abraham Lincoln. This drives home a point about his importance to history. And, quite appropriately, this history book is shown in that tower! A great educational read for young people.
HistoryDad3 More than 1 year ago
The latest in the Miss History series continues to shows kids the importance of American history by pointing out the important facts that get the story across to them. The illustrations bring the story to life by combining real pictures with the character's expressions and reactions to the scenes. For example, Little Miss' reaction to the battlefield which set the context for Lincoln's assassination. The fun facts like what people heard Booth say at the time of shooting, explaining what happened to Lincoln immediately after, and what happened to the theatre since are all major components to the story which some might leave out as if extra details. My kids love these books and I just read The Statue of Liberty story to my daughters three days ago. Keep up the great work! PS I thought the tower of books picture at the museum was really cool, too!