Item description for Abraham Lincoln (In Their Own Words) by George Sullivan...
Overview Provides middle readers with an in-depth look at the life, times, and accomplishments of this celebrated American figure through his own writings, speeches, and memoirs. Simultaneous.
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Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 774
Booklist - 04/01/2001 page 1463
School Library Journal - 04/01/2001 page 169
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2001 page 45
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 417
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 53
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 417
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 420
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 514
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Studio: Scholastic Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
Series In Their Own Words
ISBN 0439095549 ISBN13 9780439095549 UPC 078073004997
Availability 0 units.
More About George Sullivan
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.
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BIOGRAPHY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Sep 29, 2006
I must agree with another reviewer who stated that this is probabl one of the best biographies of Abraham Lincoln for young people available today. This one has indeed been out for a while but it is certainly none the worse for wear. The book is very well researched, the text is easy to follow and the author's contunual use of direct quotes makes the reader feel apart of the story. I truely feel that the understanding of the great men and women of our past goes along way in developing good, solid and useful adults when studied by the young. Books such as this go along way in making that happen. Of the several biographies written for this age group addressing Lincoln, this is by far the best. I highly recommend this one.
Perfect blend of historical and contemporary Jun 24, 2001
"More books have been written about Lincoln than any other American," says Sullivan in his biography of our sixteenth President. Not all of them are well done - but this one is excellent and deserves a place on the shelf next to Freedman's Caldecott award-wining Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin, 1987). Sullivan defines primary and secondary sources, then describes the life and times of Lincoln with a liberal sprinkling of quotes from the President and those who knew him. Excerpts from Lincoln's speeches, letters, and other writings are included, explained, and set into context. The Gettysburg address is reproduced in its brief but effective entirety. The book also gives relates the major events of the Civil War. The writing is simple and uncluttered, and the oversized text and well-spaced lines make for easy reading. Photos and illustrations add to the narrative without distracting. Chapters are tight and concise, and the design (a mix of contemporary borders with Lincoln's handwriting gracing new chapters) is the perfect blend of old and new. The book meets the usual 100 page requirement for biographies for middle school reports; teachers who may be turned off by the large print and compact size will appreciate the attention to detail as well as the scholarly chronology, bibliography, further reading, photo credits, and index. Pair this fine example of citing sources, acknowledging other points of view and relaying research from primary sources with Holzer's Abraham Lincoln the Writer (Boyds Mill Press 2000).