Looking at Lincoln (Hardcover)
Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399240393, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2012
But who was he, really? The little girl in this book wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way.
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Praise For Looking at Lincoln…
"Kalman's fond and bittersweet account of our lanky 16th president evokes both a schoolgirl crush and a Yankee's steely, sorrowful perspective on the price of freedom. . . . Rather than pen a textbook profile, Kalman portrays heartfelt admiration through poignant imagery."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Profusion of bright gouache illustrations that are as colorful as springtime in Arles. . . . Encourages historical examination."
-The Horn Book
"Appealingly childlike. . . . Kalman's artwork is the main attraction here, with appealing naive illustrations done in gouache. Each page offers visual treats in a Matisse-like palette."
"Remarkable. . . . Questions that echo a child's curiosity. . . . This impressionistic biography is one that adults will want to share with children, and that children will pore over."
-Library Media Connection
"Embellished with circular, childlike wonderings. . . . Powerful emotional impact."