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Abraham Lincoln By Ingri d'Aulaire Edgar Parin d'Aulaire Abraham Lincoln America was at a crossroads in as they debated whether to join the Allies in their battle against Hitler s relentless march across Europe As European immigrants the d Aulaires felt keenly the imp

  • Title: Abraham Lincoln
  • Author: Ingri d'Aulaire Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
  • ISBN: 9781893103238
  • Page: 499
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  • Abraham Lincoln By Ingri d'Aulaire Edgar Parin d'Aulaire America was at a crossroads in 1939 as they debated whether to join the Allies in their battle against Hitler s relentless march across Europe As European immigrants the d Aulaires felt keenly the importance of standing against injustice, and saw in Lincoln the archetypal American hero as he stood against the injustice of slavery It was this spirit they hoped to exemplifAmerica was at a crossroads in 1939 as they debated whether to join the Allies in their battle against Hitler s relentless march across Europe As European immigrants the d Aulaires felt keenly the importance of standing against injustice, and saw in Lincoln the archetypal American hero as he stood against the injustice of slavery It was this spirit they hoped to exemplify in their biography of young Abe as he grew into manhood against the backdrop of the wilderness of Kentucky, the deep woods of Indiana, and the prairies of Illinois Camping for weeks in Lincoln country, the d Aulaires imbibed the spirit of the man Lincoln as well as his humor and good will From his days as a clerk, teaching himself law reading Blackstone, practicing law in Springfield, running unsuccessfully for office, debating Stephen Douglas over the issue of slavery, and ultimately becoming President of the United States, the d Aulaires have written and beautifully illustrated the life of one of America s most remarkable citizens This book was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1940.
    Abraham Lincoln By Ingri d'Aulaire Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

    Abraham Lincoln Biography, Childhood, Quotes, Death Sep , Abraham Lincoln, byname Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, or the Great Emancipator, born February , , near Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S died April , , Washington, D.C , th president of the United States , who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves. Abraham Lincoln Facts, Birthday Assassination HISTORY Abraham Lincoln Quotes, Facts Assassination Biography Feb , Abraham Lincoln was the th president of the United States and is regarded as one of America s greatest heroes due to his role as savior of the Union and emancipator of enslaved people His rise Abraham Lincoln The White House Abraham Lincoln Facts, Information and History on the Biography of Abraham Lincoln, th U.S President Jun , Abraham Lincoln February , April , was the th president of the United States, serving from to During his time in office, the nation fought the Civil War, which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives One of Lincoln s greatest accomplishments was the abolition of enslavement in Fast Facts Abraham Lincoln Facts About Abraham Lincoln History Hit Realizing Clay was unlikely to win the presidency, he supported General Zachary Taylor for the Whig nomination in the presidential election.

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    1. Book Concierge on said:

      This Caldecott winner is a biography for young children There is a fair amount of text, but also many detailed illustrations It follows Lincoln from his birth to the end of the Civil War, though it does not mention his assassination I like the focus on his early life he is shown to have a strong work ethic and a great desire to learn There are several scenes depicting his efforts to get educated, including reading on his own He is depicted as a man of strong moral courage, as well as a loving fa [...]

    2. Sarah W on said:

      The pictures are the most enjoyable part of this book about Lincoln and why I m giving this book two stars instead of one My favorite picture came on page 18.Many of the anecdotes in this book were familiar to me, probably ingrained from visiting many Lincoln sites and reading other books The text is written in dialect As a former history major I was bothered by several things I am probably looking at this book with too much of a modern viewpoint This book doesn t contain any sources Major peopl [...]

    3. Erin on said:

      When I was banished to the library in Kindergarten because I already knew how to read, this was the book that started it all strange obsession with Abe Lincoln This book had just come in The PTA mom was putting the stickers and cover protector on it when I spotted it I thought it would be so neat to be the first one to read a book, this book Now as an adult this could be a contributing factor to my love of biographies and memoirs.

    4. Laura5 on said:

      I could see how kids of the day would love the stories of Lincoln s pranks and country ways even after he became a man of the city And the illustrations color and BW would have engaged many children.However this book felt like larger than life folklore almost tall tale like trying to masquerade as biography.Also the book felt didactic in its portrayal of Lincoln protecting a peaceful Indian and feeling slavery was cruel And I feel that it conveys a message from the day at those points that peopl [...]

    5. Heather on said:

      1940 Caldecott Medal WinnerBlack and white illustrations alternate with color ones I read for a children s lit class that this was often the case before color illustrations became less expensive to print It looks like the drawings were done in pencil and color pencil Pretty realistic depictions, although the black people look mostly the same and have goofy blackface faces not exactly flattering.Abraham Lincoln grows up, beats up some pirates, studies law, and ultimately becomes president in this [...]

    6. Logan on said:

      As the summary says, America was at a crossroads in 1939 as they debated whether to join the Allies in their battle against Hitler s relentless march across Europe As European immigrants the d Aulaires felt keenly the importance of standing against injustice, and saw in Lincoln the archetypal American hero as he stood against the injustice of slavery While this book is dated and has a tendency to glorify Lincoln as a hero and a savior, we still enjoyed it I guess I think that despite his depress [...]

    7. Esther Barajikian on said:

      Abraham Lincoln is an award winning Caldecott Metal biography picture book intended for primary and intermediate readers It tells the life story of this important American hero from his birth in the wilderness in Kentucky through the reunion of the states following the civil war The book does not cover the tragic end of his life, which in my opinion is great The book presents Lincoln as a compassionate and at times, fun loving leader who faithfully served this country through some of it most dif [...]

    8. Tricia Douglas on said:

      This book was chosen for our first month of Caldecott winning books I have several books by this author illustrator team but had not read this one before The historical information was simple and basic for young children They added several tall tales about Lincoln that I hadn t heard before The illustrations are beautiful Back in 1939 when this was published the d Aulaire s used their Norwegian art style with the Old World process of stone lithography Using color back then was a long, difficult [...]

    9. Cindi on said:

      I read this Caldecott winner with my kids We all felt like we learned something and enjoyed the pictures as well I was struck by the fact that as Lincoln and Douglas argued their points, Douglas said he thought the states should each make their own mind up about slavery and Abe Lincoln argued that a house divided against itself cannot stand I think he was right on and that idea can be applied to the marriage one man and one woman idea I believe it does lie within the interests of the federal gov [...]

    10. Joan Innes on said:

      A great book, a really interesting and easy read while still being very informative This book focuses a lot on the youth and formative adult years of Lincoln, although it tells his whole life s story The colored pencil illustrations add much to the story with country and city scenes and a tall lanky figure and surrounding friends and family throughout This story gives further insight into the good character attributes of Lincoln It also tells of difficulties encountered in his personal life and [...]

    11. Alessandra on said:

      A historically inaccurate, condescending, faux folk history that talks down to children and pretties up Abraham Lincoln s life.What is it about the 1930s that encouraged people to create fake histories Colonial Williamsburg dates to the 1930s, as does the whole centennial of the origin of baseball myth of Abner Doubleday which would have surprised Jane Austen, who wrote of it in England in the 1790s I don t even want to get into European fake folksy history of the 1930s.So fine, here s a mythic [...]

    12. Paul on said:

      This book is on the long side, but still short for a history, so it ends up being a larger than life tale about the over sized man, president and pillar in the American story and mythology The illustrations that get the full space of the over sized pages to spread out have a two dimensional and folk Americana feel It is surprising that the book ends without a mention of his assassination 2.4 stars not much for a Caldecott medalist, but 1940 was a very lean year in my opinion.

    13. Angela on said:

      This is the 1940 Caldecott winner we were going to wait to read this until after we read Mei Li the 1938 winner but my 5 year old found it in the library bag and was so excited to read the book about the baby who grew up One thing that I m finding interesting about these early winners is how long they are They are not meant to be read in a 5 minute sitting like so many of our children s books are today.

    14. Patsy on said:

      This is one of the earliest winners of the Caldecott Medal The stories it tells are memorable, and though I haven t researched them feel accurate to the character of Abraham Lincoln My 38 year old son saw it sitting on the table, and said, Oh, I remember reading that book See Memorable.

    15. Cathy Outten on said:

      In reading Caldecott books, this is the first year 1940 that I have been really impressed with the illustrations, as well as the stories This book beat out Madeline an honor book in 1940 , and I can see where that happened This book is much text heavy, which fits with earlier winners of the medal.

    16. Donna on said:

      This was my first Lincoln biography.This story was in a children s best book that I was given as a gift so long ago that I can t remember when It was one of the few books I owned I loved the pictures and loved ol Abe It won the Caldecott Medal in 1940 beating out Madeleine.

    17. Dianna on said:

      This biography written in 1939 is quite charming although a bit dated and probably idealized The pictures are wonderful even my four year old agrees and certainly deserving of the Caldecott medal they earned.

    18. Samantha on said:

      Caldecott Medal Winner, 1940I have always loved the d Aulaire s books I m pretty sure this isn t actually the best biography of Lincoln out there, but I do so enjoy their illustrations.

    19. Sara on said:

      This was a favorite of mine when I was a little kid Good memories One of the first books that sparked my interest in history.

    20. David on said:

      Nice version of Lincoln s life Great pictures Interesting what they included and what they left out It does not talk about his death.

    21. S'Rizzle on said:

      Solid book for my kids to read and understand some of the background of Lincoln s life.

    22. Maria Rowe on said:

      1940 Caldecott Winner Good introduction to Lincoln I loved reading about the prank that he pulled when he was a kid on his step mother Sarah she had made a joke about him being so tall and that he should keep his head clean so she wouldn t have to wash the ceiling So he gathered a few neighborhood boys, they got their feet muddy, and he lifted them upside down so they could walk and leave muddy footprints on the ceiling I also liked the story of him driving his buggy down a one lane road, and wh [...]

    23. Rachel Baxter on said:

      A The genre of this book is a picture book This book was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1940 too This book would be intended for grades 3 5 B This story is about America when it was at a crossroads in 1939 as they debated whether to join the Allies in their battle against Hitler s relentless march across Europe Camping for weeks in Lincoln country, the d Aulaires imbibed the spirit of the man Lincoln as well as his humor and good will From his days as a clerk, teaching himself law reading Blacks [...]

    24. Jess ORourke on said:

      The book is uncomfortably dated in its depiction of African Americans and Native Americans, but overall it is very enjoyable I do think it is important to look at the past, in order to be better in the present and future which is why I am not going to slam the book for its few uncomfortable illustrations What was the norm of the 1940s is not the norm of the present day Lots of text is broke up with fantastic illustrations, both color and black and white The text presents facts about Abraham Linc [...]

    25. Gina on said:

      A very powerful picture book to read to children, especially in these terrible times when the gates of racism and bigotry have been thrown open by our President, to show children that America is a country of immigrants, a country of people with many different colors of skin, to teach about the stain on our history that is slavery, and to reinforce the ideals that our President is not a role model and that we as parents, teachers, loved ones must teach our children to love and respect everyone as [...]

    26. Dollerk1 on said:

      This is a very child appropriate award winning book to help children get a little for of Abe Lincoln This icon generally is known in classrooms as the really tall president with a top hat But this book explains how he was so much and how he was very suitable for the title of president based on his background I liked this book because I even learned from it at age 23 The pictures weren t my favorite because they weren t realistic looking making it seem like this character wasn t real I would rec [...]

    27. Chandler Brons on said:

      This book gave me new insight on Abraham Lincoln s early life It showed me why Abraham Lincoln is the way he is I loved all of the illustrations in this story EXCEPT the way they drew African American characters, that was a little disturbing, honestly I probably would not use this book in my classroom because it was a little long at some points I feel my students would have a hard time concentrating unless they were very interested in Abraham Lincoln Since it is a biography, I could allow studen [...]

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