Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. ADVERTISEMENT. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Russell Freedman, Author Clarion Books $ (p) ISBN Lincoln. A Photobiography. By Russell Freedman Non-Fiction. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.

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Lincoln: A Photobiography

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Then the author focuses on the presidential years toskillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. But Freedman wasn’t always a children’s book writer.

I would suggest this for as 4rth grade read aloud material and maybe some students in 5th could use it as independent reading for a project.

General Tecumseh Sherman’s craggly face, looking so much like a demented Homer Simpson? Information about the Author: Lovers of Abraham Lincoln are possessive and defiant.


This is a great summary of Lincoln’s life. Sep 24, Katherine Sevigney rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is my kind of history. This means a good linciln of that reading involves Lincoln, simply because he is such a powerful figure in our nation’s development.

There were funny parts and I was so sad when his two little boys died. Before this, all I know that he was one of the U. Unlike Daniel Boone the dreadfully racist and worshipful Newbery Medal winnerFreedman treats Lincoln as a real person and a true freeeman.

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Perhaps it is the fact that there are enough details and side details that it seems like a real biography, rather than yet another ripoff version targeted at grade school kids in history class meant to make a quick buck. Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtsh Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.

To my surprise–I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised since it is a Newbery after all–it was neither. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. There is no discussion of Lincoln’s legacy or anything like that, which is fine.

Sep 17, Cindi rated it it was amazing. Families can talk about Lincoln and his accomplishments. Playing for the Ashes.


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Get full reviews, photobigraphy, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Parents need to know that with the use of black-and-white historical photographs and reproduced nineteenth-century art, Freedman has created a superbly handsome biography.

His latest book, Photobiograohy Did you know that, when he was assassinated, he was wearing “a pair of gold-rimmed eyeglasses he had mended with a string? They range from newspaper articles, black and white photos, illustrations, and several others. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Retrieved June 21, From his hardscrabble beginnings though perhaps the most heartrending trauma this country has ever known, Freedman shows the real Lincoln, public and private.

Russell Freedman is the author of over phitobiography nonfiction books. It gave me a whole new perspective on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. View all 6 comments. An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo. The collection of quotes at the end, plus a short list of recommended reading and list of historical tourist sites complete with hours of operation!