Lincoln and His Boys
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Lincoln and His Boys

author: Rosemary Wells
illustrator: P. J. Lynch

Historians claim him as one of Americaís most revered presidents. But to his rambunctious sons, Abraham Lincoln was above all a playful and loving father. Here is Lincoln as seen by two of his boys: Willie, thrilled to be on his first train trip when Lincoln was deciding to run for president; Willie and Tad barging into Cabinet meetings to lift Lincolnís spirits in the early days of the Civil War, Tad accompanying him to Richmond just after the Southís defeat. With the war raging and the Union under siege, we see history unfolding through Willieís eyes and then through Tadís -- and we see Lincoln rising above his own inborn sadness and personal tragedy through his devotion to his sons. With evocative and engaging illustrations by P.J. Lynch, Rosemary Wells offers a carefully researched biography that gives us a Lincoln not frozen in time but accessible and utterly real.
Back matter includes an authorís note.

A warm, moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln told through the eyes of his children and captured in exquisite full-color illustrations. Now an e-book! (Ages 8-12)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $18.50
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763654353 / 9780763654351
on sale date:
02/2011
type/format:
Ebooks / EBook
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
size:
N/A
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Fiction;
author’s comments:
Rosemary Wells is an author and illustrator of picture books and has written many novels and nonfiction books for young readers, including MARY ON HORSEBACK, a biography of Mary Breckenridge, which won a Christopher Award. While researching a historical novel about the Civil War, she came upon a two-hundred-word fragment by Willie Lincoln about a trip taken with his father, and the idea for LINCOLN AND HIS BOYS was born. She lives in Connecticut.
illustrator’s comments:
P.J. Lynch is an Irish artist who has illustrated several books with American themes, including THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY and WHEN JESSIE CAME ACROSS THE SEA. To illustrate LINCOLN AND HIS BOYS, he traveled with Rosemary Wells to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, and assembled hundreds of contemporary photographs, daguerreotypes, and etchings of Lincoln.
He lives in Dublin.
 
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