If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln

If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln

by Ann McGovern, George Ulrich, Brinton Turkle
     
 

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If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln
--Would you have to work hard?
--What kinds of games would you play?
--What would your school be like?

This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s.

Overview

If you grew up with Abraham Lincoln
--Would you have to work hard?
--What kinds of games would you play?
--What would your school be like?

This book tells you what it was like to grow up on the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana, in the prairie town of New Salem, Illinois, and in the city of Springfield, Illinois, during the early 1800s.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mildred Hart
In this book, concise sentences and detailed illustrations combine to place the reader successively in the environments of Abraham Lincoln's early life: the wilderness of Indiana, the small town of Salem, and the larger metropolis of Springfield, Illinois. Descriptions of occupations, houses, stores, and public buildings of the time transport one to Lincoln's world and show the impact each change in his surroundings had on his life. Deerskin moccasins to leather shoes, buckskin breeches to pantaloons, coonskin cap to stovepipe hat illustrate some of the country/city differences in his clothing. Food, entertainment, schools, travel, medicine. and types of employment in the United States during the 1800s are similarly compared. This introduction to Abraham Lincoln helps us understand the background for his success as a leader during the turbulent years of his presidency. The summary pages at the end of the book include a list of the important dates in Lincoln's life, while the text and illustrations combine to give a composite picture of the world in which he lived. Part of the "If You" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590451543
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Series:
If You.
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
8.97(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.27(d)
Lexile:
AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Ann McGovern was born and raised in New York. She was fascinated by reading and has been doing so ever since she was a little girl. Ms. McGovern also enjoys travelling and has been to every continent. McGovern worked at Scholastic, Inc. and created the See-Saw Book Club. She left in 1967 to devote all of her time to writing. Many of McGovern’s books are about nature, ecology, history, adventures around the world, biographies of heroic women, retelling folk tales, and the world beneath the sea, reflecting her own avid interests in these topics. Her books have won many awards including "Author of the Year,” given by Scholastic’s Lucky Book Club. Her four children and three grandchildren all scuba dive.

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