on March 7, 2010
I teach at an inner-city school where many of the students are reading below grade level (but making great progress). This means I am always on the lookout for high-interest, low-level (high-low) books that deal with the content my students are responsible for learning. This book and the entire Landmark biography series is one of the best buys I have made yet. I bought this book for my 5th graders because they have been learning about the Civil War. The students who read this book loved it, and have gone on to read more of the biographies in the Landmark series. For those of you who are familiar with the DRA, this book is an O (3rd grade reading level). However, the content is not watered down, so my students have learned a lot from reading these books.
on January 11, 2013
This is not the Landmark edition. Amazon has incorporated the reviews from the Landmark edition with this earlier, original edition. Although the writer and text are the same, this Random House Step-Up edition from 1965 has the original illustrations by the famed Jack Davis.