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 the Publisher
"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.