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Abraham Lincoln

(Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  293 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, they had lots of questions. What was it like to grow up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln become president? What was his family like? Why did the US fight the Civil War? Find out the answers to these questions a
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Random House Children's Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another informative book in the series of Research Guides (now known as Fact Trackers), companion books to the Magic Tree House stories. This book is the companion book to Abe Lincoln At Last!. We have loved these books and read as many as we can get at our local library.

This book offers an in-depth look at the life of Abraham Lincoln. We learn about his humble beginnings, his love for reading and learning, his family and the interesting, fortunate and tragic events of his life. We thou
Lisa Ard
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Young readers will enjoy all the basic facts about Abraham Lincoln plus interesting stories that convey the temperament and character of one of our most famous presidents.

What was Lincoln's experience with slavery? What type of father was he? What jobs did he have before becoming US President? And what's up with the beard?

Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce provide short, interesting segments covering Lincoln's life. Elaborate illustrations and photographs complement the passages. For more
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing. I recommend it to Nate and Ben.
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
Audience: Primary
Genre: Historical Non-fiction (e-Book available from OPL eBooks)

Twin Text:Lincoln and Grace: Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard
By Steve Metzger, Ann Kronheimer
Synopsis from Goodreads):
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable people, let alone presidents, in the history of the United States. Perhaps it's because his face can be seen everywhere from the $5 bill in your wallet and the penny in your pocket to national monuments across the country. Or maybe it's simply because o
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed

As a kid I had every single Magic Tree House book available to me at the time so I was pleased to see that there are these new nonfiction fact tracker companion books to go along with the traditional MTH books. Children will love reading about the life of the little, weak baby who grew up to become one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. Children will be amazed to learn that Abraham Lincoln (whose own father didn’t care much for a proper education) would walk
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, borrowed, school
Review first published on My Blogs.

First, I love that Magic Tree House comes out with these accompanying factual books about subjects in their fictional stories. They are written to appeal to children which is always wonderful. This book was no exception. The focus of the book was much more on Lincoln before he became president, his early life and his journey to the White House than on the Civil War. Even the Civil War part was more about its toll on him and what he was hoping to accomplish alth
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the companion book to the Jack and Annie Book – Abe Lincoln At Last.

It is filled with facts related to Abe Lincoln. Unlike other non-fiction books, it is narrated by the characters of the fiction book. This ties in emergent readers. It contains new words in a "non-threatening" and fun way for our new readers.

The facts are checked. It is a reliable source. Children enjoy reading it - as well as parents. It will stretch new readers and is appropriate for any age group that can read the boo
Jenn M
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a companion Fact Tracker book for the Magic Tree House series. My kids love the Magic Tree House fictional stories, but they love to "check the facts" in the accompanying fact trackers. We recently completed a holiday road trip to Illinois, driving from St. Louis to the Wisconsin border, and traveled directly through the heart of Abraham Lincoln's "land." The kids got interested in our 16th President from seeing the many road signs advertising attractions highlighting Lincoln's life ...more
Tanner Simonson
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I chose the biography about Abraham Lincoln because he was a popular person in United States history. Abe Lincoln grew up in a very poor family. One thing that surprised me was that Abe Lincoln's dad did not believe in education and would only let the kids go to school for a short while. One thing about Lincoln was that he really loved to read books, and sometimes he would walk for miles just to gets books from people since he wanted to continue to learn. In 1837 he became a lawyer and that led ...more
Bernardo Gameiro
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When Lincoln has to handle the Civil War, and and keep the United States together, things don't go well. Abraham Lincoln, is a book written by Mary Pope Osborne. This book can attract a lot of readers because of how they describe Lincoln's life, on the book it explains exactly how Abraham looked like, skinny, big, big eared, most of the times without shoes on, etc. A way that book is attractive is that it has a lot of facts and details about Lincoln's day-to-day life that most people don't know ...more
Laura Sims
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the non-fiction companion to the book “Abraham Lincoln At Last!,” which is #47 in the Magic Tree House Merlin adventure series (reviewed above). It is filled with information about the life of Abraham Lincoln – from childhood to his assassination. Also discussed were things about what life was like back then, information about slavery, the Civil War, etc. In the back of the book are many resources providing websites, books for further reading, and videos. There is a combination of drawin ...more
This was the first Non-Fiction Magic Tree House companion book that I have read, and I will be sure to check out more in the future. Mary Pope Osborne did a wonderful job writing and informative book about Abraham Lincoln for young readers. The illustrations that readers have loved in the Magic Tree House Books will make this non-fiction book feel more like another exciting adventure; and this one was! Abraham Lincoln's life was one fascinating, all-be-it sad journey for sure.
Angela Pearson
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This little light read was quick and fun. I found myself enthralled in the thrill of a good story, then to be gently shook and distracted by deep principles to live by. I recommend this book for the youth and adult alike, together. It will bring a smile to your faces and deeper questions to discuss with an easy flow.
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. I learned a lot about Abraham Lincoln. His life has always fascinated me. Non-fiction is much harder for children to read than fiction, and this one is very good practice. I put this on my reading list because it appeared on the Oregon Battle of the Books list, and I am glad I did.
Oct 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013, obob
OBOB 2014. I think Mary Pope Osborne is a genius for writing the fiction Magic Tree House books and then making the companion fact trackers. This fact tracker about Abraham Lincoln was interesting, relevant, and put into context well. I enjoyed the "comments" from Jack and Annie in the margins of the book.
Donna Siebold
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by how many facts were contained in this book. I expected it to gloss over so many things but it really did cover the salient facts quite well. Were I they, I would have included the entire Gettysburg Address, other than that, I thought it was very well done.
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club
Another Battle Book that I dreaded and ended up really liking. I learned many new facts about the young Abraham Lincoln…easy, quick & fun for me…for a student there are so many facts to try and remember for the competition. Glad I have the answers in front of me!
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so great! My daughter and I enjoyed reading and talking about Abraham Lincoln. It was full of great facts and information about his life. I would recommend this to anyone who has a younger child wanting to learn more about what a great man and President he was for our country.
Jan 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: obob
I understand that this is a very thin, very factual book about Abraham Lincoln for children, but it was also very boring. The story of Grace and Abraham Lincoln's beard is the only thing that bumped it up to three stars for me.
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
an easy to read biography book for kids about Abraham Lincoln and it is a companion book for Pope's Magic Tree House Abraham Lincoln at Last.
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
6 year old daughter said "5 stars".
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Basic but good. I learned.
Mary Ann
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-books
Really enjoyed the information on our 16th President.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I liked it. He would borrow a book a lot and one book got ruined by rain so he worked for the owner of the book for 3 days.
April Suter
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
After visiting Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum I enjoyed reading about President Lincoln's life.

113 pages
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Great nonfiction companion to Abe Lincoln at Last!
Brandy Dugger
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read. Great for all ages!
Nov 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-series
Despite not sensationalizing his life, Osborne does an outstanding job of making Lincoln's life interesting and engaging to children. I guess some people just have naturally amazing life stories!
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This one was my favorite out of all the magic tree house books since I love Abraham Lincoln he is my favorite president and I loved learning a lot about him and the civil war
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
our intro to the Magic Treehouse series was actually this nonfiction companion series - LOVE them!
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