Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend (DK Readers Level 3 Series)

Overview

This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK's commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In Abraham Lincoln, readers will find out about our sixteenth president's humble beginnings, his career as a lawyer, his marriage and family life, and his presidency during the Civil War.

The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more ...

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Overview

This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK's commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In Abraham Lincoln, readers will find out about our sixteenth president's humble beginnings, his career as a lawyer, his marriage and family life, and his presidency during the Civil War.

The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio.

The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.

Author Biography: Ron and Justine Fontes live with three beloved cats near a beach in Maine. Together they have written over 300 children's books.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This book explores Lincoln's boyhood, middle years, and presidency. To the authors' credit, the text is readable and fact-laden. However, there is a tendency in the section on Lincoln's childhood to promulgate overstated myths. Is it necessary to state that "Abe would gladly walk 50 miles to borrow a new book" to get across the idea that he was a reader? Children, even the youngest readers, should not be subjected to florid writing when facts stated simply will do. The writing improves as it moves along in history, perhaps because the authors had more definitive information with which to work. The illustrations are well done in both content and placement. The maps, photographs, and drawings, in black and white and in color, extend the text and will satisfy the natural curiosity of young readers.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606205306
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: DK Readers Level 3 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Ron and Justine Fontes live with three beloved cats near a beach in Maine. Together they have written over 300 children's books.
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