Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. ADVERTISEMENT. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Russell Freedman, Author Clarion Books $ (p) ISBN Lincoln. A Photobiography. By Russell Freedman Non-Fiction. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.

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It was lovely to be reminded that great people, great leaders have walked all over this earth, at different times. Concludes with a sampling freedmwn Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. Other editions – View all Lincoln: The description of the bullet’s path is not minced, nor are the hopeless efforts of local doctors and the fact that Lincoln is so tall he has to be laid diagonally on the bed. They are just what we would ben in their situation.

Having actual black and white photographs instead of kid rusesll illustrations, expresses the actual tim 1 Genre: This book was very informative a great for young children learning about history. See how we rate. She wakes up battered and bruised; her fingernails are missing and she doesn’t remember who she is.

The entire thing was entirely about slavery. The way the author wrote about him made me really appreciate and care for Lincoln a lot more than I did and I’m British and I felt heartbroken when view spoiler [he got assassinated hide spoiler ]but now I want to know what happened to his wife after that because that would have been traumatising.


Reading this book again was like visiting a dear old friend who was as wonderful as I remembered.

Open Preview See a Problem? Hundreds of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln and a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis is in production; grab this book and share it with children before seeing that film to learn important facts about the man who governed the nation through the bloodiest war on American soil. I’d want to say that it deserved the Newbery award that it got as this is very accessible I’ve always want to read Byy Lincoln biography and at last, I did it!

Despite the criticism and threats, Lincoln never wavered from his stance and when he won the election, we all know what happened then: In this alternate reality, The Society controls everything.

Lincoln: A Photobiography Book Review

I will admit that I only knew a few things about Lincoln, prior to reading this, and that he was the author of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. According to Quincy, she used to be smart until her mother’s boyfriend hit The House on Tradd Street.

Sep 24, Katherine Sevigney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Judy Schachner and Judith Byron Schachner. If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. I consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest leader in the history of the US.

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I would recommend this book for everyone! Freeedman’s work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Medal in russel for Lincoln: It’s for middle grade readers and the tone and vocabulary is perfect – it’s not dumbed down but kids still get it.

Lincoln: A Photobiography

Freedman’s account opened up whole new wo Is there anything better than a children’s book that doesn’t dumb down for children? Every aspect of life is under their control, which means that The Point of It All. I read about how Lincoln grew up, going to school when he could a winter here, a few weeks therehow his family constantly moved, his obsession with books that “doesn’t seem natural.

The day he died, he became our communal property; he has, ever since, belonged to all of us who love him. As Booth runs out of the theater shouting “Sic semper tyrannis! My guess is that when Russell Freedman came along the committee was all bt of giggles and gusto to have such a concise, accurate, and readable biography to add to the Newbery cannon. So, that’s a lie too. Feb 06, DaNae rated it really liked it Shelves: His works have received many awards, among them the Robert F.