Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books


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In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back. When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln. He loved books. They changed his life. He changed the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416912682
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 188,128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kay Winters was a classroom teacher and a college instructor before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of Wolf Watch, named to the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list, and also an ABA Kids’ Pick of the Lists. Other books include Tiger Trail, Did You See What I Saw?: Poems About School, and the Teeny Tiny Ghost series. She loves visiting schools to speak about her books. Kay lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Earl. Visit her Web site at KayWinters.com.

Nancy Carpenter is the acclaimed illustrator of Fannie in the Kitchen, as well as Masai and I, Sitti’s Secrets, and Loud Emily, among other books. She lives with her husband, daughter, and cat in Brooklyn, New York.

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Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Stephanyk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is appropriate for the grades kindergarten through third. The book seems long but is mostly filled with pictures and short sentences. The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln as a young boy. He enjoyed talking to travelers and asking them where they were headed. Abe is always found reading while working, he always keeps a book in his back pocket. When he saw black men, women and children being auctioned off he knew that it was wrong. Eventually he became a lawyer and used his words to right wrongs. He learned about the power of speech and became the sixteenth president of the United States.Uses in the classroom:- Make a chart with students about why it is important to read books.- Ask students why words were so important to Abe. Children are critically thinking about he story.- Make a list of types of the books the students enjoy reading. We can make a trip to library and find a book for students to borrow and take home.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story about Abe Lincoln. He is another man that loved to learn. He knew that he was meant for something else other than just yard work. He valued an education and pushed himself to achieve great deals. All of his hard work eventually pays off because he was, indeed, meant for something bigger than yard work. He became president of the United States of America and unified our country. He made our country stronger and abolished slavery. Abraham Lincoln was a great man who accomplished the "impossible" at the time. This book will help children see the importance in having an education and actually valuing their education because it can take them places where they will automatically make a difference not only in their lives, but in the people around them as well.
alyssabuzbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tells the story of Abraham Lincoln as a young boy, and his love of reading. This is a great book that makes a historical figure relatable to young children.
hd071338 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Biograpy : This book is about the life of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln and his family grew up in Kentucky. "When Abraham, his sister and parents moved to knob Creek they lived close to the Cumberland Trail. Abraham would talk to the travelers and that was when Abrahams dreams began to stir." Later he and his family moved 100's of miles across the Ohio River to Peagan Creek where they would live in the wilderness. Abraham loved to learn and he expecially loved to read. At age 19 Lincoln moved to New Salem Illinios and it was there that he studied to be a lawyer. He tried for Congress, Senate, and last he ran for the highest office in the land, President of the United States of America. Abraham was elected the 16th president of the United States and he hoped to change the nation for the better.I enjoyed hearing the part of Lincoln's life that you normally would not read about in a textbook. I think teachers should read or have children read history and biograpy books more often to help them to understand what they are reading in their textbooks. This book did not mention which states some of the towns were located. This book can definitely help a child to become more interested in learning about history. Reading books that pertain to history can help a child to enjoy history in a different way because sometimes history books are not as interesting to read when they are overly detailed.
kb143317 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky the year of 1809. He loved to learn and even taught himself law. He ran for Congress, Senate, and President of the United States.I enjoyed the illustrations in this book. The illustrations remind me of paintings. This book does an excellent job of making Abraham Lincoln a relatable person.Extension Ideas1. Discuss Abraham Lincoln¿s contributions to the United States when he served as President.2. Discuss life on the frontier.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Abraham Lincoln loved books. He loved to learn. He loved writing. He also worked hard and appreciated life. He was an honest and great man. He was born in a log cabin in the woods and grew up to be the 16th President of the United States because he studied, worked hard and read BOOKS! This book follows Abraham Lincoln’s life from when he was an infant to 16th president and tells the reader how important reading and books were to his life. Why I liked this book – First of all, I LOVE to read about Abraham Lincoln. He had an interesting and inspiring life. I am sad that he was assassinated. Second, I really like Kay Winters’ writing style. This story of hers is written in free verse. I have read several of her books and they are all kid-friendly, well-written, and interesting! I like how Ms. Winters tells about the importance of books in Lincoln’s life and how they changed his life! Thirdly, I really like the illustrations in the book, they look like paintings.