Abraham Lincoln by Amy L. Cohn

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With a down-home, folksy flavor, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt have written an unusual biography of Abe Lincoln that is sure to become a perennial classic.

In their first collaboration as storytellers since FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt tell Lincoln's story from his birth to his untimely death. Begining with his humble start in a log cabin in Kentucky, the authors take us through his young life working on the family farm, learning to read and write on his own with only the crudest schooling, his early love of knowledge, and the sad times when he lost his mother. They delve into his adult life as a lawyer, a father, a husband, a politician, a military leader and a president - all the while exploring the many facets of his character - his kindness, his wisdom, his compassion, and his wonderful, quirky humor. Readers will relish this flavor-rich biography that portrays a favorite American hero with rare sensitivity.

About Amy L. Cohn

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David A. Johnson is the talented illustrator of several children"s books. His illustrations have also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper"s Magazine, and the Atlantic Monthly. His love of boating and being out on the water drew him to this story. This is his first book for Houghton Mifflin.
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books.

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"See that tall, tall man in the tall black hat? Know who he is?

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From their opening sentences ("See that tall, tall man in that tall black hat?

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