Looking at Lincoln

1 CD. 10 min. Dreamscape. 2015. $14.99. ISBN 9781633796140.
K-Gr 3—In this personable presentation, a young girl passes a man on the street who looks like Abraham Lincoln. The encounter makes her wonder about that great president and she heads to the library to find out more. This accessible, brief introduction to the 16th president is told from the child's perspective as though she is sharing what she discovered in her research. Including highlights from Lincoln's childhood, his love of debate, his concern over the war, and his family, this is both an informational overview and a childlike imagining of the president. Reader Elizabeth Cottle does an excellent job with her pacing, capturing both the emotional wonderings of the child telling the story and the fascinating details shared from Lincoln's life.
VERDICT Young children who are just being introduced to President Lincoln will find this to be a satisfying, fulfilling beginning that may lead to more investigation into the life of this inspiring man.

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