A well-rounded and well-proportioned outline of Lincoln's life...in an easy-running text unclouded by sentimentality. --The New York Times
There is nothing tentative about one's response to this book. It is love at first sight. [. . . ] apart from every other consideration, the book has a thrilling quality. As for children's appreciation, we believe that they too will be stirred by the sincerity of these pictures and text, each telling with noble simplicity and inevitable pathos the story of Abraham Lincoln. Yet his story has natural humor and action. The author/artists have been successful in finding incidents that will appeal to children's imagination and satisfy their love of incident. Lincoln's boyhood is portrayed with deep understanding of the life of a gangling boy in a backwoods cabin. He grows taller by the page and his face shows the recognizable features before he is grown. This is no brief picture book, but a balanced story of Lincoln's life, up to the last beautiful page that shows the tired war-president seated in an armchair beside Tad Lincoln. Irene Smith --Library Journal Review
From his humble beginnings in the Kentucky wilderness to the peak of his career as President, this picture biography brings Lincoln to life for first-time readers.
"A well-rounded and well-proportioned outline of Lincoln's life...in an easy-running text unclouded by sentimentality."--The New York Times.
A Caldecott Medal Book, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Very well written and illustrated. I bought it for a younger member of the family.Published 2 months ago by Bernadette P.
It is ver inspiring and interesting to 3 out of 4 of my kids. The littlest one is 3 so he doesn't get it..Published 8 months ago by Mummsy
This purchase was for our Great Granddaughter who loves it.Published 8 months ago by William A. Palmore
As the second biography I have read of Lincoln, I have to say this is a great choice to give to any child. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Danielle
I purchased this book based on the fact that it is a Caldecott award winning book. Although I find the illustrations, and most of the story, intriguing I put it in the same... Read morePublished 16 months ago by whyzit
The text material is good and historically informative. The book is long so children would prefer it being read to them. With that being said, the illustrations are old fashion. Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by Rhonda Garcia