Lincoln and His Boys Book
Lincoln and His Boys Book
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Lincoln and His Boys

Written by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Published by Candlewick Press

Publisher's Summary

Historians claim him as one of America’s most revered presidents. But to his rambunctious sons, Abraham Lincoln was above all a playful and loving father. Here is Lincoln as seen by two of his boys: Willie, thrilled to be on his first train trip when Lincoln was deciding to run for president; Willie and Tad barging into Cabinet meetings to lift Lincoln’s spirits in the early days of the Civil War, Tad accompanying him to Richmond just after the South’s defeat. With the war raging and the Union under siege, we see history unfolding through Willie’s eyes and then through Tad’s — and we see Lincoln rising above his own inborn sadness and personal tragedy through his devotion to his sons. With evocative and engaging illustrations by P.J. Lynch, Rosemary Wells offers a carefully researched biography that gives us a Lincoln not frozen in time but accessible and utterly real. Back matter includes an author’s note.

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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 96
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: December 22, 2015
  • ISBN: 0763680699
  • ISBN 13: 9780763680695
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Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells's career as an author and illustrator spans more than thirty years and 120 books. She has won numerous awards and has given readers such unforgettable characters as Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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