The Eye That Never Sleeps

How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln


The only picture book about Allan Pinkerton—the
American detective who saved Abraham Lincoln


ISBN: 9781419730641 Category:

Marissa Moss


From award-winning author Marissa Moss comes the first children’s book about Allan Pinkerton,
one of America’s greatest detectives. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln, but few
know anything about the spy who saved him! Allan Pinkerton’s life changed when he helped the
Chicago Police Department track down a group of counterfeiters. From there, he became the first
police detective in Chicago and established the country’s most successful detective agency. He went
on to solve more than 300 murders and recover millions of dollars in stolen money. However, his
greatest contribution was protecting Abraham Lincoln on the way to his 1861 inauguration. Though
assassins attempted to murder Lincoln en route, Pinkerton foiled their plot and brought the president
safely to the capital. The Eye That Never Sleeps is illustrated with a contemporary cartoon style,
mixing art and text in a way that appeals to readers of all ages. The book includes a bibliography and
a timeline.

Additional information

Weight 608 g
Dimensions 31.3 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 31 December 2018
Number of pages 56
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
Dimensions 31.3 x 23.7 cm
Weight 608 g


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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.