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Abraham Lincoln by Amy L. Cohn

Abraham Lincoln

by Amy L. Cohn

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This is a biography book about Abraham Lincoln. This book tells about Abraham as he grows up from a baby and then into a grown man. This book explains his love of reading and how he would work as hard as he could throughout his life. He eventually became famous through his speeches about slavery and this helped him win a seat as President of the United States. He tried to unite the United States as the north and south were not agreeing. This eventually led to war and many people passed on. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, stating that all slaves were to be free. As healing began to take place after the war, an angry person took Abraham Lincoln's life. He is still honored today.

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I like this book even though I am not really into history a whole lot. I like the way the book tells about Abraham Lincoln's life starting as a baby and then goes throughout his childhood and then into adulthood. This makes the book more interesting to read and would appeal better to children. Children would learn about other people that did great things in the world and they started out just like them. This would encourage children to make a better life for others despite all the hard work and effort it takes. Abraham Lincoln did it.

Extension Ideas:
1. Have the class write an essay about what they have learned about this book and the life of Abraham Lincoln.
2. Have the class act out a play about Abraham Lincoln's life.
3. Draw and color a picture of Abraham Lincoln and tell about his life in a couple of paragraphs and then hang it on the wall outside the classroom.
  spring.rainbow | Mar 30, 2014 |
This book tells the life story of the former president Abraham Lincoln starting from when he was just a child carrying on until he became president of the United States

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I think this is a great book to read to children to get them to better understand Abraham Lincoln it tells them enough to get them fascinated but not so much as to bore them which is important with children and books about history.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. You could read this book to the children when teaching them about presidents, Abraham Lincoln (of course), or black history month and all the stuff he did while president
2. Ask your children what they would do if they ever got to become president. What changes would they make in their country?
  ChelseaRenee | Mar 29, 2013 |
This biography is not written like the other biography books I have read. This biography was made into a story, a story of facts about Abraham Lincoln. I felt that the way this book was written was more entertaining and kept me more invested in reading it. It wasn't just straight facts. It was a story of facts. Very creative and great pictures. ( )
  Bethany1221 | Oct 15, 2012 |
This is the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln. It tells of his life starting with childhood all the way up until his presidency and assasination.

This story is good for younger children. The kids could learn about Abe in age appropriate terms, which would make things much easier.

In the classroom, we could do a unit on presidents. Also, we could celebrate President's Day and have a party!
  NicoleHeelan | Apr 19, 2010 |
This book was about Abraham Lincoln from childhood to adulthood. It showed his life as a child working and how he acheived the role as president. It told about his hard times during his lifetime.
I thought there were a lot of words on a single page and a child would soon get bored of reading it. Other than that it was a pretty good book. It was a easier way of understanding who Abraham Lincoln was.
This book could pulled out sometime during the week of President's Day and read. Also after reading this book you could have the students make an illustration of Abraham Lincoln for an art project.
  britneymellott | Apr 19, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590935666, Hardcover)

With a down-home, folksy flavor, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt have written an unusual biography of Abe Lincoln that is sure to become a perennial classic.

In their first collaboration as storytellers since FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt tell Lincoln's story from his birth to his untimely death. Begining with his humble start in a log cabin in Kentucky, the authors take us through his young life working on the family farm, learning to read and write on his own with only the crudest schooling, his early love of knowledge, and the sad times when he lost his mother. They delve into his adult life as a lawyer, a father, a husband, a politician, a military leader and a president - all the while exploring the many facets of his character - his kindness, his wisdom, his compassion, and his wonderful, quirky humor. Readers will relish this flavor-rich biography that portrays a favorite American hero with rare sensitivity.

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A simple biography of the Illinois lawyer who served the country as president through the difficulties of the Civil War.

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