Carpenter's Fannie in the Kitchen expressive oil paintings lend an appropriately sturdy air to this picture book biography of the 16th president.
Winters Wolf Watch traces Lincoln's path "from the wilderness to the White House," beginning in the one-room cabin where he first spoke and progressing to his later career as a self-taught lawyer and politician who "aimed his words at wrongs he'd like to right.
Her free-verse narrative takes on a suitably homespun directness "His ideas stretched.
The Boy Who Loved Words
Frontier life unfolds in warm earth-toned shades, and the artist sets a brisk pace by interspersing smaller vignettes with full-bleed vistas. The pages bustle with spry figures, including Lincoln himself, a wiry lad with a shock of unruly hair, big ears and highwater pants.
An author's note fleshes out more of the important events of Lincoln's life. This fine introduction to a president over whom, from boyhood, "letters cast a magic spell" points up a valuable message—that of the importance of words in shaping ideas and lives.
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