Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 36 pages
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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.

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I also liked it because it was easy to read. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - emilystrong - LibraryThing

well written and illustrated book that we could use to 'kick off' our study of Abraham Lincoln. Simple enough for kids to understand but detailed enough to really give them an insight into his life. Read full review

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User Review  - Aprils - Goodreads

I enjoyed the oil illustrations. I would read this book alongside a child aged 6-8. I wouldn't use this for a storytime because it has too many words. Read full review

About the author (2006)

KAY WINTERS was a teacher and college instructor before becoming a children’s book author. She cowrote the award-winning Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books. She lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. www.kaywinters.com JEANNIE WINSTON was a textile illustrator and designer of infant bedding before she began illustrating children’s books, which include Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, and Trick or Treat!, both by Teresa Imperato. She lives in Santa Monica, California. www.jeanniewinston.com

Nancy Carpenter is the prolific illustrator of Apples to Oregon", Abe Lincoln", and Fannie in the Kitchen", as well as several other titles published by Simon & Schuster. She also illustrated Sitti's Secrets", which won the Jane Addams Picture Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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