A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
By Candace Fleming
(Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375836183, 181pp.)
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
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Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary's recipe for Abraham's favorite cake--and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns' dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln''s own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, "The Lincolns "provides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.