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
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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  - Addison Children - Goodreads

I'm sure I read a great review on this, because I put it on hold while it was still on order. I do not think it lived up to that review. I found the writing pedestrian. There were no stories I hadn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Lipko - Goodreads

Crisp, clear, lovely illustrations of Ibatoulline are the highlight of this small illustrated book regarding President Lincoln's very special relationship with his two mischievous sons Willie and Tad. Read full review

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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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