The Lincolns

A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

By Candace Fleming
(Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375836183, 181pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

List Price: $24.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“If you are looking for a nonfiction book on Abraham Lincoln, this is it. The scrapbook format -- featuring actual photographs, newspaper clippings, handwritten letters, and drawings -- makes this a very accessible book for the older elementary or middle school child. Fleming also provides an excellent bibliography for young readers and websites to learn more about the Lincolns.”
-- Judy Hanley, Book Ends, Winchester, MA

The award-winning author of "Ben Franklin's Almanac "and "Our Eleanor "has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife--a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page. "The Lincolns" received four starred reviews and won the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award for Non-Fiction, making this the perfect addition to any collection.
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.

About the Author
Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including "Ben Franklin's Almanac, " an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; as well as "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!";" Gabriella's Song"; and "When Agnes Caws"; all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.
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