A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

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Overview

Our sixteenth president, whom some say was our greatest, was born in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky. As a boy he helped his father clear land and even built a boat that he floated to New Orleans. As president, he led the country through the Civil War, and wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, setting all slaves free in the Confederate states. Young readers will be inspired by Lincoln's story of hard work, success, and justice.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history, or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823408016
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 04/01/1990
Series: Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 160,584
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

John Wallner has illustrated dozens of books for children, including David A. Adler's Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-Read Stories about Abraham Lincoln, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.

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Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a nice, concise history about Abraham Lincoln- very kid friendly with all the basic facts. It also includes a concise time-line in the back.
tg172415 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as a tool for children in the primary grades especially. It tells the life of Lincoln from birth to death with heavier emphasis on the adult years. Each page focuses on some major event in his life.The content and illustrations are not thorough enough for older children but are perfect for students in the K-3 ages. The length of the book was appropriate but it seemed to sometimes drag on for a while. I especially liked the time-line at the end of the story which is typical in this specific series of books. The depiction of Abe Lincoln was just right for the intended audience and it allowed the readers to understand why he is such a hero in this country. I would have students list reasons why they would or would not vote for President Lincoln today.
MrJPenguin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: A brief look at President Abraham Lincoln's life from where it starts to where it ends. Suited to be more kid friendly, it shows details of what old Honest Abe did before he became the famous figure people know today.Personal Reaction: It's a good book and a nice way to start teaching kids social studies and the history of our country's leaders.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Have children draw their own kind of log cabin after showing them the one that Abe Lincoln grew up in.2. Let the children draw portraits of not just Lincoln, but any president they want to draw as a way to celebrate President's Day.
ermilligan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book was very educational. It is a based on Abraham Lincoln's life and his accomplishments. It could be used on the study of the slavery throughout the Civil War. The illustrations are good which also is good because the children will be entertained throughout the book.