The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 181 pages
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The award-winning author ofBen Franklin’s AlmanacandOur Eleanorhas created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page.The Lincolnsreceived four starred reviews and won theBoston Globe–Horn BookAward for Non-Fiction, making this the perfect addition to any collection.

Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary’s recipe for Abraham’s favorite cake—and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns’ dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln’ s own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers,The Lincolnsprovides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.

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User Review  - Jmmott - LibraryThing

In the same vein as her book on Eleanor Roosevelt, Fleming distills a tremendous amount of information into a readable and engaging scrapbook. Some of the images used have not been printed anywhere ... Read full review

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User Review  - tiffanylewis0519 - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think if students read more books like this one, history would really come alive. The Lincolns presents an interesting, new look at a familiar topic. I especially ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

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