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Abe Lincoln

His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

Alan Schroeder, John O'Brien (Illustrator)


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Hardcover (1/1/2015)


Abe Lincoln spoke many memorable adages. As the sixteenth president, he needed great wisdom to guide the country through the Civil War, preserve the Union, and end slavery. This nontraditional tribute to the president who brought the homespun demeanor and humor of his humble beginnings to the White House uses the alphabet to organize a wealth of information about his life and accomplishments. Filled with Lincoln's often humorous proverbs and witty cartoons by John O'Brien, this colorful book takes a thought-provoking look at Old Abe.

Praise For Abe Lincoln: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

"This team goes beyond good; they excel at making history real, enjoyable and memorable." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Amusing and educational." Publishers Weekly

Holiday House, 9780823435753, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2016

About the Author

Alan Schroeder is the author of acclaimed books such as Ragtime Tumpie, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner, and Minty, an ALA Notable Children's Book and a Time Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. He lives in California.

John O'Brien is a cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is the creator of many children's picture books and the illustrator of many more, including Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? by Teresa Bateman. He lives in New Jersey.