Title: Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln (Cohn)
Author: Amy L. Cohn & Suzy Schmidt
Illustrator: David A. Johnson
Pages: 40
Recommended Ages: 7-10
Star Rating: ★★★★

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.

  1. Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North
  2. Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B. Pascal
  3. Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
  4. Abe Lincoln: The Young Years by Keith Brandt
  5. If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln by Ann McGovern
  6. Abraham Lincoln by Jane A. Schott
  7. Abraham Lincoln by Augusta Stevenson
  8. Abraham Lincoln by Amy L. Cohn [this one!]
  9. Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner
  10. The President’s Puppy by Linda Oatman High
  11. Young Abraham Lincoln by Andrew Woods
  12. 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

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