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Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Contributor(s): Rappaport, Doreen (Author), Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1423104080     ISBN-13: 9781423104087
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2008
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Annotation: Told in accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations, this powerful portrait of a great American president shines a light on the passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life. Full color.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - General
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2006043608
Age Level: 6-10
Grade Level: 1-5
Lexile Measure: 820 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Series: Big Words
Physical Information: 0.41" H x 10.32" W x 11.3" (1.08 lbs) 48 pages
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2010
Monarch Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2011
Keystone to Reading Book Award, Winner, Intermediate, 2010
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Seven to Ten, 2009
Volunteer State Book Awards, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2010
Review Citations: Booklist 06/01/2008 pg. 94
School Library Journal 10/01/2008 pg. 135
Kirkus Review - Children 10/15/2008 pg. 1123
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2008 pg. 724
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2008 pg. 93 - Recommended
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2008
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2009 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 127685
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved towards greater equality and prosperity.
Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.
The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this momentous follow-up to "Martin's Big Words" and "John's Secret Dreams," Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, "Abe's Honest Words" is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.
 
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