Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Al Berenger
Illustrator: Al Berenger
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Abraham Lincoln, or Abe as his family called him, was born in 1809. He lived much of his childhood with his father and stepmother because his mother died while he was young. Abe loved to read and learn. He spent time reading about the law and became a renowned lawyer. Abe got into politics and eventually became president of the United States. He was president during the Civil War and was assassinated a mere five days after the war ended. He left behind a legacy of honesty and truth.
This book is a simple and easy-to-understand biography of Abraham Lincoln. The writing is clear and concise, giving explanation as needed. This book will be enjoyed by young children and those wanting to know a bit more about a former president. The illustrations work well with the text to explain and progress the story. The timeline and descriptions of people in the back are helpful to readers as it clarifies where and when events occur as well as people of interest. Overall, this is a cute little book that tells a simple yet important tale.