Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
of extreme poverty and hardship. Without losing his gentle nature and sense of
humor, he surmounted these and many other obstacles to attain the highest
office in the land and the enduring love of the American people.
Sterling North's informative biography reads easily and should hold the attention of preteen students. The format includes: straight biographical narrative using simple syntax, short quotes from Lincoln's own memoires, fictionalized dialogue and reports by his cousin, Dennis Hanks--in backwoods dialect no less. Although the last chapters gloss over the Civil War and Lincoln's untimely assassination this 150-page book offers real insight into the events ...more
This is a book I've had since I was a kid, and I'm pretty sure I read it at least once. It's evident that this book is marketed for younger readers, and it's definitely one I'd recommend for young ones interested in history and in particular, Abraham Lincoln. I'd venture to say, though, that this is more geared for readers in 9th or 10th grade than for early chapter book readers.
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Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House tells Lincoln’s story, beginning with his birth and working through his life. His l ...more
After reading Carl Sandburg's Abe Lincoln Grows Up and Russell Freedman's atrocious "photobiography" it was a pleasure to read a book that's abut it's subject and not the poliitical views of the author.
Sterling North quotes the Declaration of Independence correctly and has some great, and accurate quotes from Thomas Jefferson.
As always the Landmark series is the gold standard.
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