From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to the very height of prominence and prestige. Leading America through the momentous events of the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the abolition of slavery, the story of "Honest Abe" is one that all children should know. Now award-winning author and illustrator, Demi, recounts Lincoln’s incredible life story of courage, wisdom, and compassion as only she can. Filled with stunning illustrations, this book contains an appendix of fascinating facts and famous quotes from Lincoln’s life, as well as a timeline and map. President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House is not only a powerful teaching tool, but an entertaining and age-appropriate introduction to a man who has become one of the most influential and admired presidents of the United States.
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Demi is the award-winning author of over 130 bestselling children’s books. Her titles have sold over half a million copies. The Empty Pot was selected by former First Lady Barbara Bush as one of the books to be read on the ABC Radio Network Program Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Demi’s book Gandhi was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. In addition, she represented the United States at the First International Children’s Book Conference in Beijing, China. She lives with her husband in Yarrow Point, WA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’ve loved the many multi-cultural tales I’ve read from Wisdom Tales. But I’m a relatively recent immigrant to the US, so I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d make of something so quintessentially American as a book about President Lincoln. However, Demi’s rendition of this story has exactly the same feel as beloved tales of less well-known cultures. The book is written with clear, simple text, and the illustrations bring a very different world from ours to life, as a boy and his sister grow up in a one-room log cabin. Home life intrudes on school, farm intrudes on forest, and sickness intrudes on health, making this an interesting and surprisingly involving story, especially for someone not so familiar with the tale. A pleasing sense of space around the illustrations invites young readers to enter the tale alongside its characters. Meanwhile nicely bordered quotes ask older readers to recognize deeper meanings and see how the past is still relevant. Young Abraham lived in a changing world—a nice reminder to readers not to expect things to always be the same. Honesty and kindness color his view, as they should ours. And books gain a pleasingly surprising and increasing importance in his life. I love how the artist depicts the world as it changed, and how the writing tells so much without preaching. Quotes are well-chosen to create their own lessons, as scenery switches from open space to crowded White House lawn. War comes to cabin and living room, and freedom comes at a price. Younger readers will enjoy the simply told tale and its pictures. Readers from different cultures will find much to relate to. And a teacher will be satisfied with well-drawn maps, well-explained history, fascinating facts and more in the excellent collection of pages that end the book. For example, did you know why there are no photographs of Lincoln from the Gettysburg Address, despite the fact that cameras were already in use? President Lincoln is an excellent book to share with all ages, and I really enjoyed it. Disclosure: I was given a free copy and I offer my honest review.