The Lincolns by Candace Fleming
A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

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The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page. The Lincolns received four starred reviews and won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Non-Fiction, making this the perfect addition to any collection.

Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary’s recipe for Abraham’s favorite cake—and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns’ dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln’ s own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, The Lincolns provides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.
 

About Candace Fleming

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Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
 
Published October 14, 2008 by Schwartz & Wade. 200 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, War.

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The visuals range from the essential to the mundane—portraits, maps, battlefield scenes, political cartoons, dress patterns, a stovepipe hat and measurements for a pair of boots—and, along with clear writing and thematic organization, leave readers “feeling as if you have just visited old friends...

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Using a large-format scrapbook form, with loads of photos from the period, pictures of archival documents, clips of speeches, political cartoons, newspaper headlines, boxes with information about the period and the war, jokes, anecdotes, and pungent details, it builds a picture of the life and ti...

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