My Brother Abe by Harry Mazer
Sally Lincoln's Story

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Virtually nothing is known about Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's older sister. This novel follows the few known facts of the Lincoln family's early life, starting with the Lincolns' move from Kentucky to Indiana when Sarah was nine through their years living in a log cabin, the death of Sarah and Abe's mother when Sarah was eleven and Sarah's new responsibilities as woman of the cabin, culminate with the arrival of a stepmother a year later. The details of Sarah's character have been invented, but this novel provides real insight into Abraham Lincoln's childhood, as well as the role of women on the frontier.
 

About Harry Mazer

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Harry Mazer is the author of many books for young readers, including Please, Somebody Tell Me Who I Am; My Brother Abe; the Boy at War trilogy; The Wild Kid; The Dog in the Freezer; The Island Keeper; and Snow Bound. His books have won numerous honors, including a Horn Book honor and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults citation. Along with his wife, Norma Fox Mazer, Harry received an ALAN award in 2003 for outstanding contribution to adolescent literature. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont.Peter Lerangis is the author of many books for young readers, including wtf, Smiler’s Bones, the Watchers series, and The Sword Thief, in the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series. Peter lives with his wife and two sons in New York City. Visit him at PeterLerangis.com.
 
Published December 8, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Well timed to catch the wave of interest that's likely to rise for the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this historical tale zeroes in on the personalities of ten-year-old Abe, his mother Nancy and his father Thomas—all as seen through the eyes of his sister Sally, two years his senior.

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Drawing on a limber imagination and knack for storytelling, Mazer (Boy at War ; Heroes Don't Run ) turns a few facts from

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