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Climax Public Library E 973.7092 LIN (Text) 33500009965146 Main Available -
Fertile Public Library E 973.7092 LIN (Text) 33500009965138 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 0439925487
  • ISBN: 9780439925488
  • Physical Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Sung to the tune of the 'The old grey mare'".
Summary, etc.: "Rhythmic verse tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's life, from his childhood in the wilderness of Illinois to his famous achievements as president"--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 December #1
    Staged as a play performed by a multicultural cast of young students in a school auditorium, this "musical biography" is an accessible introduction to Lincoln s life. The students  script is a reworking of the traditional tune "The Old Gray Mare," and each of the dozen verses presents Lincoln s life events and character traits. Each verse shares a double-page spread with pen-and-ink drawings in a historic yet timeless style that presents a tableau of the children acting out the scenes. Direct references to slavery and Lincoln s assassination appear in verses that can be sung right along with the others or used on their own to begin discussions on the topic. Once the curtain comes down, there are additional facts about each of the historical moments, a recipe for Mrs. Lincoln s vanilla-almond cake (on the dust jacket), and musical notation. Well suited to both classroom and campfire, this educational picture book will provide interactive cultural and historical literacy, not just for this bicentennial of Lincoln s birth but for many years to come. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of "out loud" sounds, rhythms, and rhymes. His 25-year teaching career taught him exactly what children love best in a story. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife.

Barbara McClintock's distinguished books have four times been honored as NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Children's Books.

Subject: Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Juvenile literature
Presidents United States Biography Juvenile literature
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Songs and music Texts
Presidents United States Songs and music Texts
Campaign songs United States Texts
Children's songs United States Texts
Songs, English United States Texts
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Juvenile poetry
Presidents United States Juvenile poetry
Children's poetry, American
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