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Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375837685
09/09/2008 - $17.99
Categories: Biography & Autobiography - Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Biography & Autobiography - Historical, History - United States - 19th Century,

Now, I’m sure you know lots about Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States. But what you might not know is that Abe would never have become president if it hadn’t been for Austin Gollaher.
The year is 1816. Abe is only seven years old, and his pal, Austin Gollaher, is ten. Abe and Austin decide to journey down to Knob Creek. The water looks scary and deep, and Austin points out that they don’t know how to swim. Nevertheless, they decide to traverse it. I won’t tell you what happens, but let’s just say that our country wouldn’t be the same if Austin hadn’t been there to help his friend.
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
“Rewarding on many levels, this high-spirited picture book is an engaging example of metafiction for the younger set.”Booklist, Starred
“A lively, participatory tale. . . . This is a book you should add to your shelves.” —School Library Journal, Starred
“It’s a winner.”The Bulletin, Starred