Mr. Lincoln's Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Trouble-making Sons, Tad and Willie

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Viking, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
17 Reviews
In celebration of Abraham Lincoln?s two hundredth birthday comes this breathtakingly illustrated picture book about the president and his two youngest sons. Tad and Willie Lincoln were mischievous pranksters who treated the White House as their personal playground. They tormented nearly everyone they encountered?except their doting father. Even when they demanded a full presidential pardon for their soldier doll, he was happy to oblige. For him, the boys were a welcome distraction from the looming Civil War. Based on true events, Mr. Lincoln?s Boys reveals a playful side of one of history?s greatest presidents.

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I love Ibatoulline's wonderful illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are beautiful but serious and a bit stale. - Goodreads
Lovely illustrations. - Goodreads
I found the writing pedestrian. - Goodreads
The pictures are by far the star of this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - VictoriaHernandez - LibraryThing

Summary: This book was about Lincolns sons Tad and Willie and how much love they had for their father. The beginning of the book starts with Tad having a dream about the war that was to come. Tad ran ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaryKateCollins - LibraryThing

Summery: This story is about President Lincoln's two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, and some of their crazy adventures in the white house, like how tad and Willie demanded a presidential pardon from ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Staton Rabin lives in Irvington, New York. She is a screenwriter, an author and a member of the Lincoln Society. This is her first book for Viking.

Bagram Ibatoulline is the acclaimed illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. He lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

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