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From the bestselling author of It's a Book comes a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America's greatest president.
When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln's questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith; Abe Lincoln's Dream is funny, touching, and surprising in a way only possible from this master picture book creator.
This title has Common Core connections.
|Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
|File size:||39 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including the Kate Greenaway Medalist There Is A Tribe of Kids, and A Perfect Day.
He is also the author of the middle-grade novel Return to Augie Hobble, as well as author and illustrator of Grandpa Green which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book and It's a Book which has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George &Ben. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996, Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach.
His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year list four times. Lane and book designer Molly Leach live in rural Connecticut.
Reading Group Guide
WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS?
A dream can be something that you experience while you're asleep or it can be a goal you have. Abe Lincoln has a meaningful dream about being in a ship at sea, which relates to his aspirations for America. Do you remember a dream you had recently? Do you have a goal that you want to achieve? Maybe you want to run for class president next year! Write down your dream or goal here. On a separate piece of paper, draw yourself in your dream or achieving your goal.
Then switch papers with a classmate. Ask them to write or discuss what they think your dream means. Or ask them for help thinking of ways you can reach your goal. Then it's your turn to do the same for them!
WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRESIDENT?
What do you think makes a good president? What characteristics did Abraham Lincoln have that you would want in a president today? Write your answers below, using one word for each of the letters in America!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sooo funny! Everyone should give it two thumbs up