Synopses & Reviews
The story of one of Ameri a's most revered presidents—in his own words!
"I could scarcely believe my eyes. By honest work I had earned a dollar." Abraham Lincoln resolved always to work hard and be honest. With much perseverance, he became a lawyer and a politician.
"Just think of such a one as me as president!" he laughed when his wife said he could lead the country.
But Lincoln had great changes he wanted to make. He campaigned, saying, "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong," and he won the election in 1860.
Award-winning author Sarah L. Thomson deftly integrates Abraham Lincoln's famous words into the narrative, revealing the inspiration and determination that led to his greatest achievements. Renowned illustrator James E. Ransome has created striking paintings that illuminate Lincoln's enthusiasms and passions from childhood through his adult life.
About the Author
Sarah L. Thomson is the author of Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag
, a Nebraska Golden Sower Award finalist; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!
, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said
, written with "admirable simplicity" (ALA Booklist). Sarah lives in Portland, Maine.
James E. Ransomes work has appeared in nearly fifty books for children, including The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, a Coretta Scott King Award Book; Uncle Jeds Barbershop, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; The Old Dog by Charlotte Zolotow; How Many Stars in the Sky? by Lenny Hort; and This Is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander. His highly acclaimed illustrations for Let My People Go: Bible Stories Told By A Freeman Of Color won the NAACP Image Award, and his traveling exhibit “Visual Stories” is featured in libraries and museums throughout the country. He teaches illustration at Syracuse University and lives in Rhinebeck, NY, with his family.