Ah, yes. We’ve been through this before.
In fact, we’ve been through it eleven times. Hmmm.
I’ll rank all of the Lincoln biographies in just a second, but first I wanted to note one or two things regarding this particular biography. Although it didn’t seem to convey all that much information – facts regarding Lincoln’s family life and career are included, though not in detail – what it did recount was told in a fun, almost “tall tale-y” tone.
I also appreciated this paragraph –
“A powerful hard task lay ahead. The United States weren’t united anymore. Some in the southern states disagreed so strongly with how much say-so the federal government should have, they formed their own country. They were concerned particularly with the right to keep slaves.”
– which gave room for the weight of both States’ Rights and slavery in the conflict which became the War Between the States.
- Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North
- Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B. Pascal
- Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
- 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
- Abraham Lincoln by Amy L. Cohn [this one!]
- Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
- The President’s Puppy by Linda Oatman High
- Young Abraham Lincoln by Andrew Woods
- A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler
‘Golly’ is used once.
Conclusion. A nice addition to a library – if you come across a cheap copy, certainly get it.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret