written by Louise Borden
illustrated by Ted Lewin
In A Lincoln and Me, a skinny boy is teased because of his build until a wise teacher compares him to the outstanding Abraham Lincoln. The young boy--also born on February 12--begins to see similarities between himself and Lincoln, which makes him hopeful for his future. Readers will learn about Lincoln's nature and enjoy the realistic watercolor pictures.
School Library Journal rightly promises that this is "a story that's likely to spark discussion about heroes and role models." And Kirkus Reviews said "there's nothing preachy about Borden's text, which makes the boy's
connection to this historical figure immediate, honest, and
straightforward. It introduces Lincoln with beautiful simplicity to the
youngest of children."
Interest Level: K-Gr. 3 DRA Level: 24 Lexile Measure: 650L
Grade Equiv: 2.7 Guided Reading: M
Below are sample pages from inside this book. Illustrator Ted Lewin has previously won a Caldecott Medal for his illustrations (in Peppe the Lamplighter). To see larger versions of these pages, simply click on the images.
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