If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln
--Would you have to work hard?
--What kinds of games would you play?
--What would your school be like?
This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s.
About the Author
Ann McGovern was born and raised in New York. She was fascinated by reading and has been doing so ever since she was a little girl. Ms. McGovern also enjoys travelling and has been to every continent. McGovern worked at Scholastic, Inc. and created the See-Saw Book Club. She left in 1967 to devote all of her time to writing. Many of McGovern’s books are about nature, ecology, history, adventures around the world, biographies of heroic women, retelling folk tales, and the world beneath the sea, reflecting her own avid interests in these topics. Her books have won many awards including "Author of the Year,” given by Scholastic’s Lucky Book Club. Her four children and three grandchildren all scuba dive.
Table of Contents"If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln, what kind of house would you live in? How would you travel? What would you do for fun?" These - and 25 other questions children might ask about life in Lincoln's time - are answered in this information-packed book for young readers. The author shows boys and girls what it would be like to live in the same places that Lincoln lived - as a boy in Kentucky and Indiana, as a young man in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and later in the city of Springfield, Illinois. A picture appendix shows what great changes occurred from the time Lincoln was a boy to the time he was President in Washington D.C.