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Winters, Kay.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN 0689825544

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Do you like to read?  Do you think words are important?  Well, this is the story of a young boy who lived in the 1800s who loved to read.  He read any chance he got.  He read while plowing the filed.  Or chopping wood.  He borrowed books from friends.  And this young man believed in the power of words.  His words are still spoken today.  The young boy's name was Abe Lincoln.

Booktalk #2

This picture book biography emphasizes young Abeís love of learning, which made him ill suited to the rough physical lifestyle of the frontier. Although the text is laid out like free-verse poetry, it reads like prose, and the lively oil paintings, which glow with outdoorsy shades of yellow and orange, add humor. An authorís note offers additional facts about  Lincolnís adulthood and presidency. (Prepared by: Alleene Holland, SCASL Picture Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Childhood and youth.


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