Abe Lincoln by Kay Winters
The Boy Who Loved Books

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Synopsis

In a tiny log cabin
a boy listened
with delight
to the storytelling
of his ma and pa.
He traced letters
in sand, snow, and dust.
He borrowed books
and walked miles
to bring them back.

When he grew up,
he became the
sixteenth president
of the United States.
His name was
Abraham Lincoln.

He loved books.
They changed his life.
He changed the world.
 

About Kay Winters

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Nancy Carpenter is the prolific illustrator of Apples to Oregon, Abe Lincoln, and Fannie in the Kitchen, as well as several other titles published by Simon & Schuster. She also illustrated Sitti’s Secrets, which won the Jane Addams Picture Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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/ His dreams were stirred”—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him “from the wilderness / to the White House.” In a mix of vignettes and larger scenes, Carpenter (A Far-Fetched Story, 2002, etc.) plants her lanky lad, generally with book in hand, amid a variety of rustic and ea...

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PW called this a "fine introduction to a president over whom, from boyhood, 'letters cast a magic spell.' " Ages 5-8.

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With an eye for details of particular interest to a young audience (such as the fact that as a boy, Lincoln plowed with a book in his back pocket for reading during frequent breaks), the author highlights the main points of Lincoln's life.

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The childhood of America's most beloved president is brought to life in Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books, an engaging picture-book biography by Kay Winters.

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