Looking at Lincoln

Looking at Lincoln Review

Abraham Lincoln is one of the first giants of history children are introduced to, and now Maira Kalman brings him to life with her trademark style and enthusiasm. Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together.

But who was he, really? The little girl in this book wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way.

Title:Looking at Lincoln
Edition Language:English

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    Looking at Lincoln Reviews

  • Allison Parker

    I'm a total sucker for Maira Kalman. Here she weaves poignant intimacy into a seemingly exhausted topic: the life of Abraham Lincoln. Painted still-life examinations coupled with her signature, handwr...

  • Lisa Vegan

    What I especially love about this book is how accessible the account is for kids learning about Lincoln and his time in history. It certainly makes history and the man come alive. I usually have probl...

  • babyhippoface

    Kalman has given us a beautifully simple introduction to our 16th President (and my personal Presidential hero) that focuses on who he was as a person as much as the important events of his time in of...

  • Laura

    What a fantastic book!I love Lincoln, and this book captures what he stood for in a beautiful way. The young girl's fascination with him personalizes this biography.The pictures are vivid, and even th...

  • Melissa Mcavoy

    It is rare that settling a coffee shop tab is the jumping off point for a biographical sketch, but then Maria Kalman’s work rarely takes us where we expect to go. Looking at Lincoln deftly integrate...

  • Melody

    There were three, maybe four splendid illustrations in this book. All of them are good and one of them is absolutely breathtaking. The text is warm, informative without being smarmy or stupid- a sin s...

  • Agn?

    3.5 out of 5A well-researched yet very accessible and engaging (I would even call it eccentric) picturebook biography of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.However, although Mair...

  • Jamie

    Another excellent book by Maira the Great! Interesting, humane, and colorfully illustrated!...

  • Jim Erekson

    I've loved Maira Kalman's absurd style since Nancy bought Chicken Soup, Boots! back in the 90s. Because this book is presented as a look at Lincoln's image and its saturation in popular culture, I fin...

  • Susan Rowe

    BiographyKalman, Maira. Looking at Lincoln. New York: Scholastic, 2012. Print.The major subjects of the book are Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and presidency. The book touches on the ideas of curios...