Wednesday, March 2, 2016

President Lincoln by Demi

book cover
President Lincoln:
by Demi

ISBN-13: 9781937786502
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Wisdom Tales
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to the very height of prominence and prestige. Leading America through the momentous events of the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the abolition of slavery, the story of "Honest Abe" is one that all children should know.

Now award-winning author and illustrator, Demi, recounts Lincoln s incredible life story of courage, wisdom, and compassion as only she can. Filled with stunning illustrations, this book contains an appendix of fascinating facts and famous quotes from Lincoln s life, as well as a timeline and map.

My Review:
President Lincoln is a biography about Lincoln for ages 4 and up. The main part of the book contained quotes from Lincoln along with details about his life. The author described some of what life was like in Lincoln's childhood and told about important events from his life. At the end of the book, the author included the Gettysburg Address, a timeline of Lincoln's life, and a collection of quotes from and facts about Lincoln.

The cover art gives you some idea of what the interior art looks like. The people, animals, and objects looked flat, like paper cut-out dolls. There were no shadows, so the figures appear stuck on to the backgrounds. I didn't really care for the illustrations, but they may appeal to others.

If you're looking for a biography about Lincoln suitable for young children, this book did a good job of describing the highlights of his life.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

book interior
book interior

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