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Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Born in a log cabin on the Kentucky frontier, Abraham Lincoln faced a life
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.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 12th 1987 by Turtleback Books (first published November 12th 1963)
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May 12, 2013 Gale rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, us-history

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
Truthfully, I'd have to say this slim biography of our 16th president deserves 3.5 stars.

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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Laura Verret
Abraham Lincoln was president of our nation during one of the most critical times in American history. People argue over whether he was the best or worst president ever – that issue will never be settled to the satisfaction of all. But what everyone does acknowledge is that President Lincoln – the man and his policies – still affect our nation today and is thus worth studying.

Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House tells Lincoln’s story, beginning with his birth and working through his life. His l
Nov 22, 2012 Bhg rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE

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.

From the famous log cabin and rail splitting to being a lawyer, courting Mary Todd (who almost married his handsome and well to do rival in law, politics and love, but was far more interested in the poor Lincoln, enough to wait just enough to have him ask her finally) to being elected over his rival into the white house and be the president during troubled years of US history of civil war and end of slavery.
Jul 01, 2009 Bernadette rated it liked it
Just finished teaching the grade 11's about the Gettysburg Address. So went through a real Lincoln stage.
Aug 23, 2009 Marilyn rated it it was ok
This book is for 6th graders. I felt like a 6th grader as I read it. I was reminded of a few of Lincoln's quirks and of his life.
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Thomas Sterling North was an American author of books for children and adults, including 1963's bestselling Rascal. Surviving a near-paralyzing struggle with polio in his teens, he grew to young adulthood in the quiet southern Wisconsin village of Edgerton, which North transformed into the "Brailsford Junction" setting of several of his books.

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