I am Abraham Lincoln [NOOK Book]

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For some adults, the little Abraham Lincoln on this book's cover might reduce the Great Emancipator, but to young readers (and sensitive parents), Brad Metlzer's I Am Abraham Lincoln makes our most beloved president that much more relatable and human. The young hero of this book always speaks his mind and always speaks for others; it's as if he's stepped down from his Capital City monument and become a real person. Editor's recommendation.

Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-20
Our 16th president is presented as an activist for human and civil rights. Lincoln resembles a doll with an oversized head as he strides through a first-person narrative that stretches the limits of credulity and usefulness. From childhood, Abe, bearded and sporting a stovepipe hat, loves to read, write and look out for animals. He stands up to bullies, noting that "the hardest fights don't reveal a winner--but they do reveal character." He sees slaves, and the sight haunts him. When the Civil War begins, he calls it a struggle to end slavery. Not accurate. The text further calls the Gettysburg ceremonies a "big event" designed to "reenergize" Union supporters and states that the Emancipation Proclamation "freed all those people." Not accurate. The account concludes with a homily to "speak louder then you've ever spoken before," as Lincoln holds the Proclamation in his hands. Eliopoulos' comic-style digital art uses speech bubbles for conversational asides. A double-page spread depicts Lincoln, Confederate soldiers, Union soldiers, white folk and African-American folk walking arm in arm: an anachronistic reference to civil rights–era protest marches? An unsourced quotation from Lincoln may not actually be Lincoln's words. Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698164697
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Ordinary People Change the World Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 113,697
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded.

Biography

Brad Meltzer didn't hope all his life to become a novelist. He came to it by chance, after a job at Games magazine didn't pan out. "I had no idea what to do," he says. "So I did what all of us would do in that situation. I said, 'I'm gonna write a novel.'" After one false start, a book called Fraternity that 24 publishers rejected, Meltzer hit his stride. In 1997, The Tenth Justice (which earned him extra credit as a student at Columbia Law School) was picked up by Morrow and hit The New York Times bestseller list. A year later, he repeated the performance with Dead Even. He's been writing bestselling legal thrillers ever since.

Critics like Meltzer's fast pace and nifty plots (Kirkus called The Tenth Justice "a mean, paranoid fantasy that'll have you turning pages in a frenzy," and USA Today said it "reads fast, rings true, and refreshingly breaks the mold of legal thrillers"), but it's the details that distinguish his novels from most legal fiction. The key, he says, is "Research, research, research," a task that can consume two to six months of his year-long writing schedule.

In addition to his thrillers, Meltzer is a bestselling author of critically acclaimed comic book series like Identity Crisis, Green Arrow, and Justice League. He has also written short stories, television scripts and nonfiction articles, including reviews of The Sopranos, the multiple Emmy Award-winning TV show.

Good To Know

Meltzer played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's Celebrity.

He lives in Florida with his wife, a high-school sweetheart to whom he devotes a lengthy essay on his web site.

With his friend Steve Cohen, Meltzer conceived Jack and Bobby, a critically acclaimed television program about two young brothers (not the Kennedys), one of whom grows up to be President of the United States. Cohen and Meltzer wrote all 22 episodes of the show, which was cancelled after one season. Widely considered a premier example of intelligent, high-quality TV, the series has since become a cult favorite.

Meltzer spoke with former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush in order to accrue authentic details for his 2006 novel The Book of Fate, a thriller set in the world of White House politics.

A major plot element in The Book of Lies (2008) is the unsolved murder in 1932 of Mitchell Siegel, whose son Jerry created the iconic comic book hero Superman. Meltzer, himself a rabid comics fan, interviewed the Siegel family to research the murder.

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    1. Hometown:
      Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      1970
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
    2. Website:

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Loved this book. Very good story showing how Abe Lincoln was a hero. Some interesting facts about Abe I had never heard before. Students at school from Kindergarten to 6th grade enjoyed the story. I hope this author continues to add to this series of books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    This book makes me smile, my five year old son absolutely loves

    This book makes me smile, my five year old son absolutely loves it. We purchased it two weeks ago and the dust cover is already wearing on the edges. The storyline is overall a great life lesson for kids.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    This book is full of lies.  Abraham Lincoln is f*cking dead

    This book is full of lies.  Abraham Lincoln is f*cking dead

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Awesome

    Great kids book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 2, 2014

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