Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)
by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer
illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didn’t like him as president, a homely appearance--what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn’t just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten a grim situation with a clever quip.
This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his
life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so
distinctive--and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times. This book makes Lincoln seem cool. Kids will dig it. :)
This book got great reviews
"Innerst's colorful and unconventional acrylic illustrations cover the entire page and are the perfect complement to both the text and the subject matter, making this a standout biography." (School Library Journal, starred review)
"Laughter is not only good medicine. It can also be a political tool,
human motivator, and saving grace, as the authors show in this upbeat
overview of Lincoln’s life." (Booklist)
Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 4 Lexile Measure: 860L
Below are some sample pages from inside this book. We love the illustration style, don't you? :)
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