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A. Lincoln And Me by Louise W. Borden

A. Lincoln And Me

by Louise W. Borden

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A young boy connects himself with Abraham Lincoln through their similarity in height, size, and birthday. He learns these things about Lincoln from his teacher who reassures him when he is feeling slightly awkward. This boy has a great respect for A. Lincoln and idolizes him. However, he knows there will never be another Abraham Lincoln but this does not stop him from believing that he too will one day be a great man. This book gives some light historical details of Abraham Lincoln and relates them to a modern boy, which helps readers see the nonfictional side. I would like to read this book to kindergartners as a way to first introduce Abraham Lincoln. We could possibly do a president study in which every week we learn about a new president. The way this book skims the surface of Lincoln and provides fun facts of his birthday and size is perfect for a young age group. ( )
  amoore1 | Oct 27, 2012 |
cultural, american president
  rosemountlibrary | Oct 18, 2012 |
This story is about a young boy who looks up to Abraham Lincoln, and has the same birthday as him. After being bullied by the other students, his teacher tells the boy how alike both he and Lincoln are. ( )
  RebeccaMichelet | Apr 29, 2012 |
A boy shares a birthday with Abraham Lincoln, he and A. Lincoln are a lot alike, both tall and funny. Abraham Lincoln becomes the boys hero. Very good history lesson and biography of sorts for Lincoln. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Feb 2, 2011 |
The statue mentioned in this book is located in Lytle Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Website - http://cincyparks.com/parks-events/central-region/lytle-park/ ( )
  shaberstroh | Nov 13, 2010 |
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Skinny as a beanpole and tall for his age, an awkward young boy learns that Abraham Lincoln was often called "gorilla" and "backward hick" by his peers. Yet along with big hands and big feet, Lincoln had the amazing gift to lead a nation through a troubled time. The poetic story by Louise Borden and magnificent paintings by Caldecott Honor recipient Ted Lewin introduce young children to a wonderful boy and a great president.

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With the help of his teacher, a young boy realizes that he not only shares his birthday and similar physical appearance with Abraham Lincoln, but that he is like him in other ways as well.

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