Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) (Hardcover)
A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend)
Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780375837685, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2008
Learn the story of what really happened to Honest Abe when he was just a kid in this nonfiction picture book that's perfect for President's Day and every day
The year is 1816. Abe is only seven years old, and his pal, Austin Gollaher, is ten. Abe and Austin decide to journey down to Knob Creek. The water looks scary and deep, and Austin points out that they don't know how to swim. Nevertheless, they decide to traverse it. I won't tell you what happens, but let's just say that our country wouldn't be the same if Austin hadn't been there to help his friend.
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
"Rewarding on many levels, this high-spirited picture book is an engaging example of metafiction for the younger set." --Booklist, Starred
"A lively, participatory tale. . . . This is a book you should add to your shelves." --School Library Journal, Starred
"It's a winner." --The Bulletin, Starred.
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Praise For Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend)…
Starred Review, School Library Journal, September 2008:
"What you can know for sure is that this is a book you should add to your shelves."
Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, October 2008:
"[J]ust how do you handle a legend? Deborah Hopkinson has found a way, and it's a winner."
Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2008:
"This unusual and often amusing picture book offers much more than an illustrated reminiscence."