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Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

Written by Deborah Hopkinson & illustrated by John Hendrix
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In Knob Creek, Kentucky, in 1816, seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls into a creek and is rescued by his best friend, Austin Gollaher.

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5.0 / 7.0

I thought this book was really great! The illustrations are awesome, there’s fantastic historical tidbits, and it’s about President Lincoln (that’s my favorite part). There are a few times when the author chooses words like “darn” or “foolish” when I wish she hadn’t, but all in all it was a fun story. It’s a book that has potential to spark curiosity in our young readers to learn more about President Lincoln, or at least recognize and connect with him more when they learn more in school. There are lots of fun moments in this book, and Deborah is creative in involving her readers in Lincoln’s creek crossing.

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Book Topics › 19th century
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Book Topics › nonfiction
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Who Wrote Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of numerous critically acclaimed picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. She lives in Oregon with her family and menagerie of pets.

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Who Illustrated Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

John Hendrix

<b>John Hendrix</b> is the illustrator of <i>Nurse, Soldier, Spy</i> and author/illustrator of <i>Shooting</i><i>at the</i><i>Stars</i>, among others. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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