Abe Lincoln's Dream

Abe Lincoln's Dream

by Lane Smith


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596436084
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 269,491
Product dimensions: 8.72(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lane Smith is author and illustrator of the national bestsellers It's a Book, John, Paul, George & Ben, and Madam President, as well as the Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green. He has illustrated books by Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, Jack Prelutsky, Florence Parry Heide, and Jon Scieszka, including The Stinky Cheese Man, for which he received a Caldecott Honor award. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, book designer Molly Leach.

Reading Group Guide


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 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!

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo funny! Everyone should give it two thumbs up