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The Lincolns : a scrapbook look at Abraham and Mary / Candace Fleming.

By: Fleming, Candace.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9780375936180 (lib. bdg.); 0375936181 (lib. bdg.); 9780375836183 (trade); 0375836187 (trade).Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Juvenile literature | Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 -- Juvenile literature | Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Married people -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Presidents -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources -- Juvenile literature | Presidents' spouses -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources -- Juvenile literature | Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources -- Juvenile literature | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 973.7092/2 | B
Contents:
Backwoods boy -- Bluegrass girl -- The happiest stages of life -- Tumultuous times -- And the war came: Washington, 1861 -- This awful burden: Washington, 1862-1863 -- With charity for all: Washington, 1863-1864 -- Blind from weeping.
A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other.
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A Junior Library Guild selection

Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-176).

Backwoods boy -- Bluegrass girl -- The happiest stages of life -- Tumultuous times -- And the war came: Washington, 1861 -- This awful burden: Washington, 1862-1863 -- With charity for all: Washington, 1863-1864 -- Blind from weeping.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 14 8.1.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-What did this backwoods boy and this bluegrass girl have in common? Using her signature scrapbook approach, Fleming lays out the answer in a biography that gives equal emphasis to Abraham and Mary Lincoln for an insightful portrait of their lives. Her scholarship over five years pays off with a rich account that is personal and concrete. She recounts Mary's early life as a privileged-but motherless-child, her ambitions for her husband, and her role as "first lady" (a term originally coined for her). Large and small details are juxtaposed with specifics about Lincoln and broadened by Mary's significance. For example, a political decision was made regarding her attendance at the debates; Lincoln wanted to preserve his "common man" image rather than show off his refined and educated wife. Unlike most biographies, which conclude with Lincoln's death, this one follows Mary's story to the end, detailing Robert Todd's role in her commitment to an insane asylum, Tad's death, and her own demise. Presented in period typefaces, the boxed bits of text, sidebars, and numerous running heads and subheads add detail. From portraits to pets, the book contains a wide variety of graphics, including written and visual primary documents that enrich every spread. Notes, resources, and source notes are exemplary. It's hard to imagine a more engaging or well-told biography of the Lincolns.-Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.<br> <br> <br> From the Hardcover edition.

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