Abraham LincolnSpring 2002 Picture Books
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Amy Cohn
Author: Suzy Schmidt
Illustrator: David A. Johnson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Review:Beginning with his birth on a cornhusk mattress in Kentucky, nineteen vignettes of Abraham Lincoln's life form this seemingly simple biography. The authors pick very telling events from his life that depict his character-including his humor. The conversational style is intimate. The tall format of the book, with exquisite, muted pictures of ink and watercolor washes, enables the artist to emphasize Lincoln's size through interesting perspectives and the bits of Lincoln's body that spill out of the framed illustrations. A successful melding of text with illustration.
Kemie Nix ©2002 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.
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