Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

“This book is absolutely stunning… It’s a living book that draws you in as you read it. It’s quickly become a household favorite! Heather O. –

With this book, you can make Abraham Lincoln your child’s friend! This book is a keeper because it is so beautifully written and illustrated. – Janet

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal award in 1940, this edition reintroduces readers young and old to America’s most beloved President through exquisite illustrations based on the authors’ original lithographic proofs from 1939. This charming biography follows Lincoln from his birth in the Kentucky wilderness to his days as a shopkeeper in New Salem, becoming a lawyer in Springfield, and eventually becoming President. His legendary adventures, wit and humor, and stories you won’t find anywhere else are intertwined.

Lincoln is the quintessential embodiment of American possibility in his mythic rise from rail-splitter to Chief Executive and Emancipator of the oppressed. The illustrations and text beautifully capture Americans’ admiration for Lincoln’s humble integrity, noble statesmanship, and keen sense of justice.”