This biography of Abraham Lincoln was published in the 1960s, and its splendid sketchy-but-colorized illustrations bear testimony to its age. The text itself is large, but focuses on informational stories, rather than just goofy or unusual one. Overall, I’d rate it —- in the usual line up.
- Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North
- Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B. Pascal
- Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary [This one!]
- Abe Lincoln: the Young Years by Keith Brandt
- If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln by Ann McGovern
- Abraham Lincoln by Jane A. Schott
- Abraham Lincoln by Augusta Stevenson
- Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
- A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler
One interesting chapter treated on Lincoln’s involvement in the local settler vs. Indians war that occurred in Illinois in the 1830s, a part of Lincoln’s life that is rarely even mentioned in most biographies.
Lincoln’s views on a few topics are mentioned – educational reforms, and the War – but not in an “Oh, he was so perfect” way. Also, it is mentioned that there were slaves in the north during the war.
Conclusion. I liked the old-fashioned touch this book had to it. Buy Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White Hosue and Who Was Abraham Lincoln? first, though.
Review © 2014 Laura Verret