This work is perhaps the most complete and enjoyable children's book ever written about one of the nation's most fascinating and important figures, Abraham Lincoln. Russell Freedman covers Lincoln's life and career in a balanced treatment that is enhanced by period photographs and drawings. The book won theNewbery Medal, the Jefferson Cup Award and the Golden Kite Honor Book Award, and earned a citation asSchool Library JournalBest Book of the Year.--This text refers to thePaperbackedition.
In my opinion, no biography of Abraham Lincoln can be complete without including some pictures of him. He was a rawboned man of the frontier, which was clear in the earliest picture of him, taken in 1846 when he was thirty-seven. The most amazing aspect of the photo is the immense size of his hands and the relatively small size of his head. The length of his fingers on his right hand seems to be approximately the width of his head from ear-to-ear. Other images in this book clearly show … more