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This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many
authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color
illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 12th 1965 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1965)
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Amanda Megee
Title: Meet Abraham Lincoln
Author: Barbara Cary
Illustrator: Stephen Marchesi
Genre: Biography (3-5)
Theme(s): Abraham Lincoln, history, the Civil War, Presidents
Opening line/sentence: “Abraham Lincoln has been dead for 100 years.”
Brief Book Summary: Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809. He had a troubled childhood but later showed a strong interest in politics. He eventually was elected President of the United States on November 6th, 1860. He led the North in the Civil War and abolished slavery. He wa
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Gregory Ash
Aug 01, 2013 Gregory Ash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book I ever read on my own.
Sarah
May 23, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-history
I really like this book! I love how this book gives a good overview of Lincoln's life, and yet maintains an easy-to-understand language throughout. I also like that it is broken up into short chapters - most only 2 or 3 pages long (and the print is larger than average), so the story can be easily spread over a few days.

One thing I wasn't sure about was the author's use of the word "Negroes". This book was published in 1965, and while I don't want to be paranoid about being politically correct w
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Barbara Ab
This is a book for English speaking children who move up from picture books. I think it would be a good reading for pre-intermediate and intermediate English’s learners who want to have a light “brush of American History”.
Julie
May 23, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: civil-war
I always enjoy learning new things about Abraham Lincoln. He seems like a fella that I would enjoy hanging out with. This book is a very quick, informative read.
Robyn
Feb 02, 2012 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a 2nd grade level book, but it had some stories about President Lincoln that I hadn't read before. My 7 year old actually read it first and wanted to tell me about it so he borrowed it from his teacher. It gives a very brief and simple overview of Lincoln's childhood and some information about the Civil War. It's a simple book, but if you're interested in history or in Abraham Lincoln, it's a good read.
Deborah Harris
Jan 01, 2014 Deborah Harris added it
Shelves: ar-3, a34
AR Quiz No. 47815 EN Nonfiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 3.7 - AR Pts: 1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
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