LOOKING AT LINCOLN by Maira Kalman (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012)
Using a breezy conversational style, Kalman provides a unique introduction to our 16th president. She begins by drawing attention to Lincoln’s tall stovepipe hat and his face on the $5.00 bill, and then she integrates information about Lincoln’s impoverished childhood, study of the law, election as President, Gettysburg address, Emancipation Proclamation and murder in 1865. She also integrates such fascinating lesser-known facts about his run-in with a donkey and the name of his dog. Bold colors and varying use of the pages makes this biography captivating and informative.
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