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Abraham Lincoln (DK Biography)

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Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour-the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln's childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he became one of America's most revered leaders.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give r...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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I was curious to try some of Stone's earlier writing so checked this title out. I can't say that I learned much that was new, but I really didn't expect to since I've read several biographies of Lincoln over the years, adult and juvie. The photo selections were superb! You tend to forget that the Civil War was the first war that was covered by photographs and it made a huge difference in the public awareness of the nastiness of war. The DK bio series was really an excellent series. I'm still hop...more
Mckayla Carda
I don't usually read biographys. I don't usually like them either and if I don't like something I won't finish reading it. However this one was an exception. This one turned out to be good. I started reading this book when we were told we had to pick a person who changed the world and do a report on them. I chose Abraham Lincoln. Usually I don't like reaserching people because they are not very interesting. However I found Lincoln to be. This is what I found out about him.

Lincoln's family was no...more
I have learned a lot about former President Abraham Lincoln just by reading this book. I read things that I never learned before about this unique President. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln was very intelligent and believed in space for improvement. Walking miles upon miles just to get to school, this exceedingly hard working and vastly determined child was enthralled by reading. He would read anything and whenever he could find the time to do so. In addition, who would have ever imagined that s...more
This book was like a satisfying quick meal, highly enjoyable without a lot of time or money invested. Tanya Lee Stone has written several others in this DK series and she may be my favorite writer of them, or perhaps she gets the assignments that I am most interested in reading about.

This is an update of new scholarly research on Lincoln's life and the circumstances of the Civil War. The pictures give it an intimacy that a reader won't find without them. There is one particularly moving photogr...more
Bettie Felumlee
This was a very good book. I wanted to read a quick and accurate book before I saw the movie. "So why does a man who died more than 140 years ago still capture our attention - and our hearts? Maybe it is because Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideals that the Founding Fathers put forth. He believed in the strength of the Union. He believed in an America in which all people are given the chance to better themselves and make a good life. And he believed in a nation in which even a poor boy from th...more
Jonathan X
Abraham Lincoln the book, is about his life and overcoming many conflicts, and tells the inside story about who he really is. One character (Abraham Lincoln) will change the United States forever. This book has a interesting book and good layout. Therefore this book has some "downs", is book can be VERY confusing at times and some of the story doesn't even make sense. This book would probably fit under the category Biograghy/Memoir. The good layout and interesting story makes it a 3 star rating....more
Gerry Huntman
This is a book for children/young adults - short, full of illustrations and in places, generalizes. And yet, a sit down, 1 or 2 hour read will synthesize much about this amazing man, and the times he lived in. I particularly liked the way it treated sensitively the causes of the Civil War, and the subject of slavery - it did not gloss over sensitive bits (in other words, this particular topic wasn't heavily generalized).

I'm glad I bought it, despite some well meaning taunting by my wife. I recom...more
Excellent read.
A kids bio about the legendary man who served as the 16th president of the United States. Traces Lincoln's life from his boyhood through his presidency. Chapters are short and well written with pictures and sidebars of information that add facts and anecdotes to the narrative.

This is a great introduction to Lincoln and a title I'd highly recommend to any kid with a biography report assignment. A timeline of events is also included.
Great, simple biography of Abraham Lincoln, one of my heroes. The story was probably written for young adults, but offers all ages of readers insights into Lincoln's beliefs and short life. I admired Lincoln's humility, honesty, simplicity, genuineness and love for America. He was a genius!
Anthony(the world class soccer player
this book is a really good book considering it is a biography. it is really good because it describes life very good and it also has fun facts throught the book. what i really like about it is that it helps you with a report because it points out the major things in his life.
Sophie Chapman
Abraham Lincoln is my fifth grade teacher's favorite president because he was really strong in the Civil War. As usual, I really liked this book.
An easy reference book I bought for my children that is not so intimidating to read. Wonderful stories, illustrations, and great read.
Isabelle Furgeson
Nov 25, 2008 Isabelle Furgeson rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Isabelle by: MY TEACHER, MR.TRUMAN
I sorta liked this book only because the people found out that he died on MY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :(
I read this with my 10 year old son. Great introductory book about Abraham Lincoln.
tells a lot of information.the books by Tanya Lee Stone always do.
Love this book he's the best president ever I heard <3
Peter A.  van Tilburg
Simple short not very deep overview of his life
Great for middle school Social Studies!
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Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Her work, which includes YA fiction (A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl), picture books (Elizabeth Leads the Way and Sandy's Circus), and nonfiction (Almost Astronauts and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie) has won national awards such as the ALA's Sibert Medal, SCBWI's Golden Kite Award, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction, Jane Add...more
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