Vinnie and Abraham

Vinnie and Abraham Cover

Vinnie and Abraham

By Dawn Fitzgerald; Catherine Stock (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570916588, 34pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007


Vinnie Ream was a small girl with a giant gift for sculpture. This story chronicles Vinnie's life from her arrival in Washington D.C. at the start of the Civil War through her apprenticeship with a famous sculptor and friendship with Abraham Lincoln. After Lincoln's assassination, Vinnie fights doubt and prejudice for the honor of sculpting the full-size statue of Lincoln that now stands in the Capitol rotunda.

About the Author
"Getting in the Game" is Dawn FitzGerald's first work of fiction. A middle school teacher, she lives with her family in Ohio, where she watches her children play sports and cheers "Good effort!" after every play.

Catherine Stock lives in New York City and France.