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Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln Hardcover – January 6, 2011
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With the publication of this picture book, Polacco has written�along with Pink and Say (1994) and January�s Sparrow (2009)�a Civil War trilogy of sorts for young elementary-school readers. This time around, the author frames a portrayal of battle and loss at Antietam within a tale of time travel. Michael and Derek are video game�loving boys who are a bit skeptical of their grandmother�s effort to introduce them to history. But when Grandmother�s museum-director friend allows the boys to dress up as Union soldiers, complete with guns, the pair warms to learning about the important fight that inspired Lincoln to write the Emancipation Proclamation. Is the adventure they have only a very true-to-life reenactment? Or were the two actually transported to the past by the mysterious director? Either way, they gain a real appreciation for the war�s human cost. Polacco�s easily recognizable style, with its loose pencil-and-marker draftsmanship, isn�t always the perfect match for the serious tone of her prose, but she is certainly to be lauded for this unique effort to bring history alive. Grades 2-4. --Karen Cruze
Praise for Just in Time, Abraham, Lincoln:
“Will take a strong grip on readers' hearts and minds both.”
“A thoughtful tribute and addition to picture-book historical fiction.”
—School Library Journal
“Fluid, emotion-charged images.”
Awards for Patricia Polacco:
Patricia Polacco is the recipient of over 75 awards and honors including the California Children’s Book Award, Parents Choice Award, Jefferson Cup Award, New York Times Pick of the Year, and the New York State Association of Educators and Librarians Best Book of the Year for Pink and Say, which has also received numerous state awards. Her book January’s Sparrow was a CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, an IRA Teachers Choice, and a Michigan Notable Book. She was also honored with Author of the Year 2004 from the Michigan Reading Association and The Golden Kite Award for Chicken Sunday, as well as Michigan Reading Association Notable Book for An Orange for Frankie.