Filled with witty cartoons by John O'Brien, this colorful book by award-winning author Alan Schroeder offers an unusual and insightful perspective on Old Abe.
In giving freedom to the slave,
we assure freedom to the free."Abraham Lincoln
Abe Lincoln is known for his many memorable adages. As the sixteenth president he needed all the wisdom he could muster to guide the country through the Civil War, preserve the union, and end slavery. This nontraditional tribute to the president who brought the homespun humor of his humble beginnings to the White House uses the alphabet to organize a wealth of information about his life and accomplishments.
A companion to Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z.
A Q&A with author Alan Schroeder
A Q&A with illustrator John O'Brien
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
★ "O'Brien's signature style lends the tableaux enormous flair, humor and zing. Comical tiny details are mischievous and clever. . . . The book quotes Lincoln as saying, 'Whatever you are, be a good one.' This team goes beyond good; they excel at making history real, enjoyable and memorable."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A droll companion to a similarly alphabetic title about Benjamin Franklin . . . With quotations from Lincoln incorporated throughout, it's an amusing and educational portrait of Honest Abe."—Publishers Weekly