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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

Written by Candace FlemingAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Candace Fleming


· Schwartz & Wade
· Hardcover · Ages 10 and up
· October 14, 2008 · $24.99 · 978-0-375-83618-3 (0-375-83618-7)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page. The Lincolns received four starred reviews and won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Non-Fiction, making this the perfect addition to any collection.

Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary’s recipe for Abraham’s favorite cake—and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns’ dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln’ s own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, The Lincolns provides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.

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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2008:
"The scrapbook technique . . . remains fresh and lively, a great way to provide a huge amount of information in a format that invites both browsing and in-depth study."

Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2008:
"Fleming offers another standout biographical title, this time twining accounts of two lives—Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln—into one fascinating whole."

Starred Review, School Library Journal, October 2008:
"It's hard to imagine a more engaging or well-told biography of the Lincolns."

Starred Review, Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2008:
"Fleming is able to compare and contrast the president with his first lady, giving us not only greater insight into each of them but also a fuller picture of the world in which they lived."

Review, New York Times Book Review, November 9, 2008:
"The format of 'The Lincolns' may be aimed at young readers, but, given Candace Fleming's unerring eye for the dramatic quotation (with the Lincolns, there were a lot of those), this birth-to-death biography of Mary and Abraham is hard to put down even for readers who know the story."

Review, New York Times Book Review, November 16, 2008:
"This dual biography is hard to put down, even if you know the story."

AWARDS

WINNER 2008 - School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
WINNER 2008 - Booklist Children's Editors' Choice
WINNER 2008 - Horn Book Fanfare
WINNER 2008 - Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
WINNER 2008 - Book Links Lasting Connection
FINALIST 2008 - L.A. Times Book Prize
WINNER 2009 - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
FINALIST 2009 - Great Lakes Book Award
WINNER - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
WINNER - ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER - IRA Teachers' Choices
NOMINEE - New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
NOMINEE - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

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