Deeply researched and charmingly told, this is the true story of one extra-special childhood rescue—a dog named Honey.
Long before Abraham Lincoln led the nation or signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he was just a barefoot kid running around Knob Creek, Kentucky, setting animals free from traps and snatching frogs out of the jaws of snakes.
One day, young Abe found a stray dog with a broken leg and named him Honey. He had no idea that the scruffy pup would find his way into Abe’s heart, become his best friend, and—one fateful day—save his life.
Whether shared at home or in the classroom, this is a good choice for young readers interested in true stories of U.S. presidents.
* Junior Library Guild Selection * 2021 Treasure State Award Finalist (Montana) * Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year for 2021 (Ages 5-9 History) * 2022 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Winner (K-2) *
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About the Author
Chuck Groenink hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He’s a history buff who attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen and now lives in Kinderhook, New York, with his wife, dog, and two cats. Look for him at www.chuckgroenink.com.