Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln


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Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
mmleynek on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response:I really admire Abraham Lincoln and so I love reading anything I can find about him. I like the way this book combined actual quotes from some of his speeches.Curricular Connections:I would use this for a unit on biographies or for a study on the Civil War.
KarriesKorner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From the front cover to the back cover and every page in between, it is easy for the reader to get caught up in the beauty of the artwork. Every page is rich with texture, feeling and expression. The picture of the chained slaves evoked so much emotion from me when I first saw it, that it took me several minutes before I could turn the page. I felt like I had been swallowed by the picture.The text provides two different stories. The first story is Abraham Lincoln's biography, providing facts and details about his life as a young boy, a young statesman and finally as the President of the United States. The italic text appear to be Lincoln's written or spoken words, but I was unsure of that. I would've liked to see a citation about where the italic text came from, i.e., journals, letters, etc. Of course some of the italic text is easy to identify: "Four score and seven years ago...."If the author and the illustrator had not collaborated, I don't think the book would've been nearly as effective. It's the combination of the two that bring this book to life. I highly recommend this book for 1st - 8th graders. While that is a big span of age ranges, I believe that the younger kids will understand the story and enjoy the pictures, and the older kids will be engaged from the moment they see the cover.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I viewed a galley copy that a colleague of mine got at ALA. A rather simplistic overview of Abraham Lincoln's life that is too short to be a book read by schoolchildren at the reading level that would be required and too wordy to be enjoyed by younger children who would squirm as something was read aloud. The author includes bibliographies for further study, but they are mostly books written for adults that would do little for upper elementary schoolchildren. The illustrations were okay but not outstanding.
nathaliewargo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
3starP. Ages 8 and up. A biography of Abraham Lincoln in verse form.I don't think it shows characteristics of RC.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We purchased this book for my 4th grader. Engaging. I highly recommend this book for elementary students. An excellent resource to help with a report on President Lincoln.
mothergooseJF More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for a book report assignment. We ended up reading it as a family over and over. It is as beautiful as it is educational. One of my favorite books of all time.
allackner More than 1 year ago
As a huge admirer of Kadir Nelson (see my review of WE ARE THE SHI), I was also impressed by this book. In fact, we have six granchildren (ages 18-4 1/2) and I gave the three groups ( 3,2, and 1) each copy of this marvelous book - for many reasons.
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