Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln

By Kay Winters; Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689825545, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 2003


In a tiny log cabin

a boy listened

with delight

to the storytelling

of his ma and pa.

He traced letters

in sand, snow, and dust.

He borrowed books

and walked miles

to bring them back.

When he grew up,

he became the

sixteenth president

of the United States.

His name was

Abraham Lincoln.

He loved books.

They changed his life.

He changed the world.

About the Author
KAY WINTERS was a teacher and a college instructor before becoming a children's book author. She's the author of Whooo's That? A Lift-the-Flap Pumpkin Fun Book, illustrated by Jeannie Winston, andAbe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, which was a Bank Street Best Book. www.kaywinters.com

Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.