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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25: Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last! (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Pope Osborne , Natalie Pope Boyce , Sal Murdocca
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Track the Facts with Jack and Annie!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at!

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. Mary is the author of more than 50 acclaimed books for children. Natalie has worked as a children's librarian and as a teacher of English and E.S.L.

SAL MURDOCCA has been illustrating and writing books for children for many years. He has illustrated every book in the Magic Tree House fiction series and the Magic Tree House Research Guide nonfiction companions.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous Lincoln Biography February 18, 2012
What a wonderful book.

I teach 5th grade in the Brooklyn public schools. We study the Civil War and it's always such a challenge to find books that 5th graders can read and enjoy *and* that are also substantial. I had my class of 31 kids read this book and it couldn't have gone down better.

As adults, we forget how much we rely on our own background knowledge when we read social studies text, knowledge which children don't have. It's one of the reasons that they often find social studies boring - they can't understand it. This book's child-friendly illustrations, beautifully calibrated explanations, and clear chronological progression allowed every child in the class to develop a really rich understanding. Kids who'd been bored or defeated by reading about our 16th president were suddenly deeply engaged by his life story, and were literally demanding to be allowed to read more for homework. For an entire week I've had children making comments about Lincoln, making connections between events in his life and drawing inferences about America in the 1860s. What a gift for all of us!

As if this weren't testimony enough, my own ten-year-old son loves it and re-reads it regularly...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book January 20, 2013
Gave this book to my 8 yr old grandson, he read aloud and I actually learned some facts that I had not known. Very informative for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Books June 21, 2013
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The Magic Tree House Books and Fact Trackers are the best elementary school books I have come across. The facts that Mary Pope Osborne gives are fun and informative for a 5-9 year old. My son and I have read the entire collection. It was fun for my son to learn about Abraham Lincoln. That is what Mary Pope Osborne does in her books...she makes learning fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay for teens great for kids! January 20, 2014
By Rye
Format:Kindle Edition
As a member of the magic tree house series i would have NOT read it, but listed on the battle of the books i had to. I found it surprisingly good. I recommend to grades 1-3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 8 year old can't get enough December 31, 2012
By Laverne
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She has been hooked to this series since she was 7 and has read them all. She especially loves the non-fiction companions. So do I, nothing beats letting them learn from a fun and educational book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short, interesting and visually stimulating May 17, 2012
Young readers will enjoy all the basic facts about Abraham Lincoln plus interesting stories that convey the temperament and character of one of our most famous presidents.

What was Lincoln's experience with slavery? What type of father was he? What jobs did he have before becoming US President? And what's up with the beard?

Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce provide short, interesting segments covering Lincoln's life. Elaborate illustrations and photographs complement the passages. For more information on Lincoln, the authors include in the back of the book listings of books, dvds, museums and landmarks and recommended internet sites.
Lisa Ard
Author of 'Fright Flight, Dream Seekers Book One'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these Fact Trackers! May 12, 2012
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The Fact Trackers that go with the Magic Tree House series are wonderful! We have found that when we read these after we've finished the corresponding Magic Tree House book, the kids are eager to listen to more facts. It raises questions and we have interesting discussions too. Our kids are four and six and love these books as much as the series.

Thank you, Ms. Osborne (your sister too) for these wonderful books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these books! December 11, 2012
By Natasha
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Magic Treehouse books are wonderful! I love the fact trackers and how they teach real historical truth in a fun way "that also coincides with an adventure from one of the books they just read! My nine year old boy loves these, even my 11 year old likes them...even though she can finish one in an hour or two...and now my seven year old son has started reading them. Great, safe, fun adventures through history!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 4 months ago by StephanieThompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids.
Excellent information. Easy to follow. Well written for kids to teach them and hold their attention. Good recommendation for kids.
Published 6 months ago by Nadine O. Custer
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
This a great book with loads of information for young children presented in a fun way. I would recommend it to any teacher.
Published 8 months ago by SParr
4.0 out of 5 stars nice.
it wAs very informative for OBOB,and it helped me alot.i love the info,but was WAY to short for MY reading skills.:( very cool.
Published 8 months ago by Bob Haver
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
My son said it was babyish, but he had to read it because it's a Battle Of The Books book
Published 9 months ago by Katie Briggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
My 7 year old loves magic tree house but beware they come in series of usually 4 books that build on each other with the ending in the fourth book.
Published 18 months ago by bree
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Lincoln
Lincoln is our favorite president and were so glad that MTH was coming out with a book on Lincoln. We love this series at our house and recommend them to all our friends
Published 19 months ago by Wen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for young readers
Daughter (8yrs) loves history and fascinated with Abraham Lincoln. It goes with the Who Was Abraham Lincoln book. She loves the book.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Abraham Lincoln.
I enjoyed reading this book with my kindergarten class. The students liked learning how Abraham Lincoln grew up. He slept in a mattress made from corn husks. Read more
Published 20 months ago by lv2teachkids
5.0 out of 5 stars Our nine year old Grandson loves these books
I've been buying everyone of the Magic Tree House Books for our older Grandson, he loves to read. I always pre-order from Amazon and he delights in getting a new one every year. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Marcia Terwilliger
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More About the Author

Widely regarded among parents, teachers, and librarians for its power to instill a passion for reading, Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning Magic Tree House series is an international phenomenon and has sold more than 120 million books worldwide since its debut in 1992, and has been translated into 32 different languages in over 30 international markets. There are currently 51 Magic Tree House books and 28 Fact Trackers, the nonfiction companions to the fiction titles. All Magic Tree House books are available in print, as ebooks and Listening Library audio books, which are all narrated by Mary Pope Osborne. Visit for more information about the series, activities, and more.

The Magic Tree House Classroom Adventures Program is a free, comprehensive set of online educational resources for teachers developed by Mary Pope Osborne as gift to teachers, to thank them for their enthusiastic support of the series. Complete with lesson plans, curriculum guides, and creative activities, the Classroom Adventures Program incorporates every book in the series, including the nonfiction Fact Tracker titles, enabling teachers to build upon students' interest in Jack and Annie's adventures, while simultaneously meeting core curriculum standards across a multitude of subjects. Educators can learn more at

MARY POPE OSBORNE is an ardent advocate and supporter of children's literacy, and the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books, biographies, and mysteries. From 1993-1997, Ms. Osborne served as president of the Authors Guild, the country's leading organization for published authors. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, visiting schools and speaking on issues related to children's literacy. She recently spoke at the UN regarding the importance of worldwide literacy and was profiled on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams for her continued efforts. Mary has donated over 250,000 books to children in need through her Gift of Books program. She resides in Connecticut. The creator of the Magic Tree House series, Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with her husband, WILL OSBORNE, and her sister, NATALIE POPE BOYCE.

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