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Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln

Author: Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Illustrator: Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Publisher: Clarion Houghton Mifflin
Date: 1939
Awards: Caldecott Medal (1940)
Ages: 4-8
Topics: picture book, Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, biography
Summary: This well-known story about one of our most loved presidents traces his birth in Kentucky, his youth, and prairie years. Then, on to Washington and through the Civil War. Especially interesting is his life in early Kentucky and then the family move to Indiana. It was a busy, interesting life on the frontier. Everyone thought he was a clever and honest man. People loved to hear him speak. After his work as a congressman, he ran for President of the United States and won. He was president during the Civil War and worked to free the slaves.

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