Title: Abe LincolnAbe Lincoln
Author: Keith Brandt
Illustrator: John Lawn
Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 8-10
Star Rating: ★★★★

This is the eighth children’s biography of Abraham Lincoln that I’ve read – the seventh that I’ve reviewed. Whew.

I’m beyond offering a synopsis of his life – thankfully, one isn’t really needed. Instead, I’ll compare it to the other biographies I’ve reviewed.

Abe Lincoln is definitely a harder read than either A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln and Abe Lincoln’s Hat. And it has more detail than Abraham Lincoln. It’s about the same level as If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, and has less information than Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House and Who Was Abraham Lincoln.

The comment is made on the last page of the book that Lincoln gave “new meaning to the word liberty”. This was meant as a positive statement, but can be easily re-interpreted for those who prefer their children to hold a negative view of Lincoln.

Conclusion. Good. I also liked the books Andrew Jackson, James Monroe, and Teddy Roosevelt, also from the same series.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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