A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

by David A. Adler

Other authorsJohn & Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1989


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E 92 Li


Trumpet Club (1989), Paperback


Follows the life of the popular president, from his childhood on the frontier to his assassination after the end of the Civil War.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This is a nice, concise history about Abraham Lincoln- very kid friendly with all the basic facts. It also includes a concise time-line in the back.
LibraryThing member ermilligan
The book was very educational. It is a based on Abraham Lincoln's life and his accomplishments. It could be used on the study of the slavery throughout the Civil War. The illustrations are good which also is good because the children will be entertained throughout the book.
LibraryThing member mlsullivan
This was a good book to read for Abraham Lincoln's birthday. It gave a very good story of the 16th president's life.
LibraryThing member tg172415
I enjoyed this book as a tool for children in the primary grades especially. It tells the life of Lincoln from birth to death with heavier emphasis on the adult years. Each page focuses on some major event in his life.The content and illustrations are not thorough enough for older children but are
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perfect for students in the K-3 ages. The length of the book was appropriate but it seemed to sometimes drag on for a while. I especially liked the time-line at the end of the story which is typical in this specific series of books. The depiction of Abe Lincoln was just right for the intended audience and it allowed the readers to understand why he is such a hero in this country.

I would have students list reasons why they would or would not vote for President Lincoln today.
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LibraryThing member MrJPenguin
Summary: A brief look at President Abraham Lincoln's life from where it starts to where it ends. Suited to be more kid friendly, it shows details of what old Honest Abe did before he became the famous figure people know today.

Personal Reaction: It's a good book and a nice way to start teaching kids
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social studies and the history of our country's leaders.

Classroom Extension Ideas:

1. Have children draw their own kind of log cabin after showing them the one that Abe Lincoln grew up in.

2. Let the children draw portraits of not just Lincoln, but any president they want to draw as a way to celebrate President's Day.
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LibraryThing member khand
This is a brief biography of the life of Abraham Lincoln.
LibraryThing member tracyhintz
good biography - read aloud to k-4 about the life of Abraham Lincoln.
3-4th grade students can read independently
LibraryThing member kelliemaurin
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln is an excellent introductory biography. The book is written in chronological order and the author does a good job of describing Lincoln's life as a child, thus appealing to children. The illustrations by John and Alexandra Waller are detailed and engaging, and my
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students loved looking closely at them. I have read many children's books on Abraham Lincoln but I particularly love this one because the story makes it easy for children to relate to.

In Kindergarten boy world, we celebrated the 100th day of school on Monday. We are creating books titled, 'When I'm One Hundred..." and the boys are writing about different things they would like to accomplish before turning one hundred. On Monday I read Mem Fox's Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partidge and we talked a lot about the elderly. Today, I introduced the term biography to the boys. We discussed how a biography notes someone's accomplishments, and I read A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler. The boys absolutely loved this book. They loved pointing out things Lincoln accomplished and using that big, fancy word of the week: accomplish. They also loved seeing the illustrations depicting Lincoln as a child. Of course, they were super engaged when I read about the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination. What is it with boys and guns? We also had a nice discussion about civil rights, and many of the boys heard of slavery for the first time. I thought this book touched on these topics in a "light" way, since it was an introduction. Many of the boys wrote that they want to become president before they turn one hundred, and another wrote, "I want to get married and have four kids like Abe Lincoln before turning one hundred." It was a great start to this week's studies.
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LibraryThing member KristinaCotten
This book is about Abraham Lincoln. It gives an accurate account by date of his life starting with his birth birth in Kentucky on February 12, 1809 until his death the day after he was shot on April 14th.

I enjoyed this book because it was very informative. Each page had valuable
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information that included the year and important facts that happened through his life as he was a young lad. When he got older I enjoyed reading important information that changed history. Also had beautiful pictures that are self-explanatory.

1. Presidents Day book to read.
2. Learn important years of Abraham Lincoln's Life history for memorization
3. Introduction to Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address
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LibraryThing member armyflyingguy
Tags: Biography, Presidents, Big Abe

Summary: One of my all time favorite presidents. This president was also born in the greatest state ever! I call and claim good ole' Chicago my home, while big Abe was born in Springfield, Ill. which is about 3-3.5 hours southwest of Chicago.

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A great book for young people to get started on when learning their U.S. Presidents.

Extension Ideas: Make flash cards with the presidents on them to learn, the president ABC game naming where each president was born.
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LibraryThing member slee74
This book was extremely informative about Lincoln and his life. I liked the book a lot. It used very descriptive language that drew the reader in. I thought that the word choices were vivid and yet still very clear to the reader. The author made sure that the reader would be able to easily
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understand the timeline by making the language comprehensible. Also to help the timeline remain clear to a young reader, the author included a chart in the back of the book that put the events in order. It is very helpful in non fiction books to include extra aides such as a literal timeline or equivalent that is additional to the main paragraphs within the book. Another thing that I loved about this book was presenting very accurate and detailed facts about Lincolns life and the other events surrounding it. I thought that this book was a very good biography that was able to teach children the information. The main idea of this book was to teach children about one of our presidents lives in a way that is interesting to the reader and encourages them to learn the information.
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Physical description

9.4 inches


0823407314 / 9780823407316


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