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Abraham


Author: Francis Anthony  KEATING
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Subject/Category: Gr. 1-4
Year Reviewed:: 2018
ISBN: 9781442493193
Review: This beautifully illustrated biography of Abraham Lincoln is told in first person as if narrated by Lincoln himself, with many of his quotes sprinkled throughout. Emphasis moves from his extremely humble beginnings to an insatiable quest for learning, which found him reading anything he could get his hands on and studying law. Adult-life focus shifts to his desire to bring about the end of slavery and preserve the Union. Text and end notes give excellent information while downplaying unpleasant aspects of slavery, the Civil War, and his assassination. Full-page illustrations and oversize format makes this a good selection for read-aloud.

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