Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers (Paperback)

By Karen B. Winnick

Boyds Mills Press, 9781563978050, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999



Abraham Lincoln was the first president of the United States to wear a beard. What gave him the idea to grow whiskers may have been a letter he received from an eleven-year-old girl named Grace Bedell. Charmingly told by Karen B. Winnick and illustrated with rich oil paintings that capture the look and feel of nineteenth-century America, here is the true story of the girl whose letter helped to make Abraham Lincoln's face one of the most famous in American history.