lincoln and his boys

Summary:

Abraham Lincoln is on his way to Washington, DC. Will he be president? No one knows yet. Not even his son Willie who has joined him on this train ride from Chicago. Through this story, we follow Lincoln's journey from Illinois to the White House and through the Civil War through the eyes of Willie (11) and Tad (7).

Educational Themes:

There is lots to explore in this story: family dynamics, growing up in the white house, death, Civil War, life in 19th century America, etc.

Reading Level:
3.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a slim volume that would make a wonderful gift and/or an addition to a collector's shelf.
Little Kid Reaction

Review pending.

Big Kid Reaction

This is an incredibly well-researched, well-written story. As an adult I knew most of the facts, but hearing it from the Lincoln boys' perspective added a lot to the history.

Pros:

Beautiful illustrations, exceptional writing, short chapters and history told by their "peers" will engage kids in understanding the Lincoln family and their public and private lives.

Cons:

None.


Title Lincoln And His Boys
Author Rosemary Wells
Publisher Candlewick © 2008
Illustrators P. J. Lynch
ISBN 9780763637231
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres US History, Historical Fiction, Biography, History
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