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A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln
Here is the perfect book for celebrating Lincoln’s 200th birthday—and a unique way to illuminate our 16th president for today’s young readers. Based on an actual incident that occurred when Lincoln was just a boy, it shows that he, like so many children, wished he were taller (and it came true!); that he had a mischievous streak; that he loved words; and—most important—that even as a small child he puzzled deeply over the concept of freedom. Amy June Bates’s superb illustrations capture young Abe’s personality, the warmth of his home life, and the enduring power of his one-time chance meeting with a soldier from the War of 1812.
Jen Bryant has written more than 20 children’s books, many biographical and historical in nature, as well as poetry and magazine articles. Her work includes Georgia’s Bones (Eerdmans, 2005), about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe; this critically praised picture was included in “Southwest Books of the Year—Best Reading in 2005.” Jen’s most recent book is A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams (Eerdmans, 2008). Amy June Bates is a freelance illustrator who has worked with HarperCollins, Hyperion, Cricket magazine, Barnes and Noble, and Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, among others. Her most recent books include Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight, written by Kathleen Krull (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (Little Simon Inspirations, 2008).
"...a stellar presentation that lends context to the significance of principle in a famous man’s life."--Booklist "Bate’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations use a muted palete that gives a period feel, and the handsome design features an appropriately tall, skinny trim. A lengthy author’s note and bibliography add classroom value to Bryant’s earnest and age-appropriate historical fable." -- Kirkus Reviews