January 7, 2019
We used this for a book report and I read it with my son. We both really liked it and learned alot about Lincoln.
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November 17, 2009
Wonderful Lincoln biography for children with photographs
Abraham Lincoln fascinates many Americans. This book is filled with photographs that help tell about Lincoln's life. Freedman is a good writer as well having a good eye to know which photographs to use. Photography, particular news photography, was a new medium during the Civil War so these images are some of the first of that show what war was like in the United States. Biographies have come a long way and Freedman's book is one of the best to show what a great biography for kids can be. The Common Sense reviewer thinks this book is for 11 and above but many kids are going to learn about Lincoln much earlier in school. Some of the text may be a little difficult for 8+, but they will certainly learn a lot from, and connect with, the photographs.