Abe Lincoln's Dream (Hardcover)

By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596436084, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012



From the bestselling author of "It's a Book" comes a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America's greatest president.

When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln's questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith; "Abe Lincoln's Dream" is funny, touching, and surprising in a way only possible from this master picture book creator.

About the Author

Lane Smith is author and illustrator of the national bestsellers It's a Book, John, Paul, George & Ben, and Madam President, as well as the Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green. He has illustrated books by Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, Jack Prelutsky, Florence Parry Heide, and Jon Scieszka, including The Stinky Cheese Man, for which he received a Caldecott Honor award. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, book designer Molly Leach.

Praise For Abe Lincoln's Dream


"...bold and spectacular.”--Horn Book, starred

"An adroit blend of humor, compassion and quiet optimism reflects the statesman’s character and make this a first choice for February or anytime.”--Kirkus

Starred Review, School Library Journal, December 2012 issue:

"A picture book that transforms the 16th president from a seemingly austere, severe figure into a sympathetic character. . . Smith adds a sense of whimsy through his creative use of fonts and the witty tone of the narrative." -- School Library Journal, starred review