|Abraham Lincoln First Edition
Contributor(s): Sullivan, George
ISBN: 0439095549 ISBN-13: 9780439095549
OUR PRICE: $5.40
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: November 2000 Annotation: From the inspiring yet straightforward words of Abraham Lincoln, the story of a man who went to school for no more than one year, lost two elections, and then went to lead our nation through the hardest of times, is told. Through speeches, writings, and memoirs, Lincoln offers readers a personal history lesson of his life.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Presidents; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Series: IN THEIR OWN WORDS|
|Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction|
|Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 128 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 54155
Reading Level: 5.3 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 2.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q22975
Reading Level: 4.2 Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Point Value: 5.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
Short but comprehensive, the stories of Keller and Lincoln are told with many quotations from their own writings and black-and-white photographs. Although the Lincoln biography is not as engaging as Keller's, the narratives read smoothly and will be accessible to younger readers. A chronology and list of related organizations are appended. Bib., ind. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 April)
Gr 4-6-These biographies don't quite live up to their billing. At the beginning of each volume, the author discusses the differences between primary and secondary sources and the importance of using primary sources whenever possible. These introductions and the series title imply that the books rely heavily on the actual written and spoken words of the subject. Instead, what readers will find are perhaps a few more quotes than are common in biographies for young people, but the approach is not shatteringly different. The question, however, is whether this matters. These may not be unique biographies, but they are still well written, fast moving, and highly readable, squeezed into a small format that should appeal to many students. Both books feature black-and-white photos and reproductions, a useful index, a short bibliography of primary and secondary sources, and a short list of further readings, along with places to contact for further information. Certainly much has been written about these two figures and many libraries will find their shelves already well stocked. Those needing more materials, however, will find these to be solid choices.-Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.