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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About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Continue reading Show less. Nonetheless, it is written in a fluid style that will appeal to adults who might be interested in a concise, rfeedman read” biography of Lincoln.

Kazumi Reads In this blog is a collection of reviews for the teen and tween who is looking for something to read. It’s for middle grade readers and the tone and vocabulary is perfect – it’s not dumbed down but kids still get it. Again and again, sensitive topics are broached.

Although we all learn a little about Lincoln’s youth in this short, but informative, biography, it also provides plenty of quotes, facts, and stories of how this amazing man became the 16th President of the United States. A Photobiography maintains a formal narrative distance from the reader, yet manages to string out a captivating life, up to the point where I was sobbing at the death I knew from the beginning would end the tale.

Contents 1 The Mysterious Mr Lincoln. Numerous conflicts break out, and Lincoln is always involved, from being part of the local militia to fend off an invasion by Native Americans surviving plenty of mosquitoesto protesting the Mexican-American War, and eventually leading the Civil War.

She got her hands on the book before I had a chance to pull it, and I needed to beg to get it back.


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Did you know that he had a vibrant energy about him, a combination of a warm, playful sense of humor and a deep, intense ability to empathize with human suffering? At the point of me reading this photo biography, I had been learning about the Civil War and Abe Lincoln’s presidency which was one of the reasons I picked this book up; to learn more about the character I have definitely learn a whole bunch of facts about Abraham Lincoln that totally blew my mind.

Illustrates Lincoln’s depth as a man and a leader. When I saw it listed as a ‘Newbery,’ I quickly located a copy. Assignment for springfield This book is great but the binding stinks! Russell is to be commended at maintaining a persistent pace. Apr 13, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: The issues surrounding slavery in 19th-century America are not always fully explained in children’s literature.

It is appropriate for students in grades In this brilliant account of the most beloved President of the United States, Freedman provides readers with am enthralling narrative.

Stephen Douglas, who seemed the natural and predetermined winner of the upcoming competition. Sep 24, Katherine Sevigney rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can’t imagine how he did it, but Freedman wrote a wonderful bio of Lincoln which young adults should be able to read without much difficulty.

Well-written, informative, and fascinating. But Freedman wasn’t always a children’s book writer. This article about a biographical or autobiographical book on an American politician is a stub.

Well, I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did and that you will read it too. About Russell Freedman Fussell Freedman is the author of over thirty-five nonfiction books. Then there are the omissions. Some history books written for children are obviously geared towards children. Lincoln is another one of his masterpieces.

The stress of events gradually etch themselves itself into his face, until his features turn gaunt, his hair tusseled and his eyes sunken and locked straight ahead.


Although his early beginnings, as a lawyer, were not glamorous, people started to see the passion and the conviction in Lincoln’s eyes when he talked about anything and everything. It was lovely to be reminded that great people, great leaders have walked all over this earth, at different times. And here we are again. Those are among the thoughts that stick with me. This photobiobraphy was absolutely fantastic. His Gettysburg address is so short photoviography a photographer who set up as Lincoln took the podium did linckln have a chance to take a picture.

In order to save her village, Soah makes the ultimate sacrifice by becoming the wife of Habaek, the Water God. As Booth runs out of the theater shouting “Sic semper tyrannis! Photographs of dead soldiers; description of war and death. The index,listing of other books about Abraham Lincoln, and the list of Lincoln memorials, monuments, and museums was also very helpful especially if using this book as a resource for an inquiry project about Abraham Lincoln.

Later, Freedman places four portraits of Lincoln on one page to show how much he aged throughout freedkan Civil War.

Lincoln: A Photobiography

There were funny parts and I was so sad when his two little boys died. Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! 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. Lincoln’s assassination is described.

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