President Lincoln, Willie Kettles, and The Telegraph Machine by Marty Rhodes Figley. A History Speaks Picture Books plus Reader's Theatre Book.
Publication Date: August 2010
List Price: $9.95
Review: Being a telegrapher during the Civil War and meeting President Abraham Lincoln would be absolutely fascinating. But to receive a message from the army that is very important to everyone is even more amazing. Well that's what happens to Willie Kettles in President Lincoln, Willie Kettles and the Telegraph Machine written by Marty Rhodes Figly and illustrated by David Riley. First Willie goes to work for what seems like a normal day, but then he receives a message from Richmond. This is strange because it has been over four years since they last received a message from Richmond. Will this be the message that brings hope? Willie Kettles soon learns that even someone with a seemingly unimportant job can do something to change the course of history.
I rate this book a five out of five because it is a great read and very interesting. I enjoyed that it was a story about something in U.S history. The illustrations are amazing and they, along with everything that was going on in the story, keep readers interested throughout the book. Another reason I rated it five out of five is that in the back, there is a script along with instructions for putting on a reader's theater performance that goes with the story. I really enjoyed this book and that is why I rated it a five out of five.
Review written by Mia (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Renier Fee for providing a copy of President Lincoln, Willie Kettles, and The Telegraph Machine for this review.
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