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Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included.
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published on November 20, 2008 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448478110
ISBN-13: 9780448478111
16 Book Reviews
  • 22trans
    22transalmost 2 years55 stars
    I think this was an amazing book because of how well they explained his life. He was born in Illinois and had four children. He also became the 16th U.S president during the time of the civil war. He fought and fought against slavery. but he was assasinated in a theater on April 15, 1865. I connected this book to everyone that has been through and is currently in slavery because he made a difference in our world and one of us can too.
    • kyle414
      kyle414almost 2 years55 stars
      If you like to learn about history and the presidency this book is for you. It tells you about Abraham Lincoln life span. Where he was born, where he lived, and what he did. It had a lot of facts about the events that happened when he was growing up. He was born in Kentucky he moved to Indiana when he was 8 years old. He helped guide us through the civil war and abolition slavery.
      • betbetking
        betbetkingabout 2 years55 stars
        I think it was a great book because it told you about his whole lifespan. It told about his whole life and gave in a lot of details on everything that happened to him. It talk about how he became famous and why he is one of the greatest presidents ever. It says how most of his family members died but he stayed strong and kept on protecting America. I connected to this book because I have always thought Abraham Lincoln was a cool president and was born in Kentucky like me and moved to Indiana when he was eight just like I did.
        • abi_k_12
          abi_k_12about 2 years55 stars
          This book talks about Abraham Lincoln's life. He was born in the capital of Illinois, had 4 children, and was the president at the time of the civil war. He also had depression from the fact of him losing many important people in his life. I connected to this book because it reminded me of my mom, who's favorite president is Abraham Lincoln. I give this book 5 stars because it gave good information with many details, and it wasn't confusing at all.
          • jalen30214
            jalen30214over 2 years44 stars
            I think this book is good if you like to learn about Abraham Lincoln. It talks about his presidency, life, and struggles. The book also talks about him trying to stop the Civil War. The war eventually stops and the country is one again. I think you should read this book if you like Abraham Lincoln.
            • papasmurf
              papasmurfover 2 years44 starsFeatured
              I gave this book a 4 because Abraham Lincoln was my favorite president and he was one of the best in my opinion. The books talks about Abraham Lincoln's presidency, life , and struggles. He lived during the Civil War, and had to try to stop it. He had 4 kids one died at age 4, and he was very sad. He didn't let it stop him from doing good in life. Finally he fought in the war to serve his country.
              • Earthen Vessel over 2 years
                I am an adult who wanted an overview of Abraham Lincoln's life before visiting his home in Springfield, Illinois, where he resided when he was elected U.S. President, as well as his tomb and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Museum. Our 9-year-old son read this book and didn't put it down until finished, and then I found it to be more than a "kids book." It served as a resource beyond the overview I sought. Not only was I informed but engaged in the story of his life. (What quality basic storytelling!) It was also well-balanced, not trying to paint this great historic president as a a two-dimensional hero but detailing even his struggles both as an individual person and a politician who -- given the Civil War -- obviously wasn't popular with everyone. I asked my husband to also read the book, and he felt the same way. We both learned new facts about and gained new insights into Lincoln's life! I recommend this book for anyone at its reading level and BEYOND -- to parents and grandparents alike. It's nice for adults to have a very "easy read" that can be enriching!
                • tienaaaa
                  tienaaaaover 5 years
                  Abraham Lincoln was a really great man. I wish that I can be like him.
                  • candyexpress
                    candyexpressalmost 7 years
                    Interesting and factual book about Lincoln, a good man.
                    • ikyra_marie
                      ikyra_mariealmost 8 years
                      really good book about the life and story of Abraham Lincoln.I love his hat lol