Lincoln and Grace by Ann Kronheimer
Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard

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A fresh and heartwarming story about Abraham Lincoln and the young girl who inspired his signature beard.

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable people, let alone presidents, in the history of the United States. Perhaps it's because his face can be seen everywhere from the $5 bill in your wallet and the penny in your pocket to national monuments across the country. Or maybe it's simply because of his signature beard. Could you ever picture Lincoln without it? I bet you would never guess that there is one little girl in particular to thank for Lincoln's beard.
LINCOLN AND GRACE is the story of Grace Bedell--the eleven-year-old who got a President to listen to her advice. In addition to learning the fascinating true story behind Lincoln's beard, children will love it because it shows that one voice--even one as small as their own--can matter.
 

About Ann Kronheimer

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Steve Metzger is the bestselling author of over sixty children's books, including the Dinofours series, WHEN THE LEAF BLEW IN, and FIVE LITTLE SHARKS SWIMMING IN THE SEA. Steve lives in New York with his family.
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 40 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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K-Gr 3—Metzger tells the story of 11-year-old Grace Bedell, who in 1860, wrote to the then presidential candidate and advised him to grow a beard since his face was too thin. She assured him that some whiskers would improve his appeal to women and translate into more votes from men. Lincoln actua...

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