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Just Like Abraham Lincoln
Waber has created a wonderful book that introduces this famous president to young children. He begins his story by introducing a modern-day little boy who has a next door neighbor that looks just like Lincoln. This man not only looks like Lincoln, but he has many of the same likes and habits that our famous president had.
Published January 1st 1990 by Scholastic
(first published 1964)
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Feb 19, 2009 Kevin Fanning rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Abrham Lincoln fanfic completists.
This book flummoxed the heck out of me. A neighborhood man looks suspiciously like Abraham Lincoln. He is convinced to appear at the local school dressed as Abraham Lincoln. He then abruptly moves away, to be replaced by a man who looks suspiciously like George Washington. Wah? There's a wonderful, mind-blowing, time-traveling conspiracy theory of a story here, but it happens beyond the pages of this book.
Bernard Waber was the youngest in a creative family. At age 8, he ushered in a movie theater after school, so he often saw only the last ten minutes of a movie. He made a game of inventing beginnings and middles. When he returned from a tour of duty in World War II, he entered the Philadelphia College of Art. With a diploma and a new wife, he traveled to New York City, where he began working for t ...moreMore about Bernard Waber