Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

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Read Looking at Lincoln Online Free - 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
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ISBN : 039924039X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


babyhippoface rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2012

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 office. She tells us that he loved vanilla cake best but sometimes he was so busy thinking he would...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2012

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 problems with books such as this, one that mixes non-fiction with speculation/fiction, but I was okay...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2013

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 the font adds to the greatness of the book. This book is on the Texas Bluebonnet List for next year,...

Melissa rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2012

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 integrates Kalman’s admiration for Lincoln with research prompted by a realization she has passed a man in t...

Allison rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2012

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, handwritten thoughts allow the reader to stop for a moment, and wonder with the author: "He wrote many...

Melody rated it ★★★★☆

June 23, 2012

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 so many nonfiction picture books commit. I'm glad I read it.

Agne rated it ★★★☆☆

May 25, 2017

3.5 out of 5 A 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 Maira Kalman's illustrations are colorful and bold, I am not a huge fan of her drawing style:

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2013

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 find it a fine postmodern picturebook. Her trademark illustration style pays little homage to the ph...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2016

Biography Kalman, 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 curiosity, honesty, and freedom. The book is an unconventional biography of Abraham Lincoln that includ...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

April 23, 2012

From the endpapers with the Gettsyburg Address all the way through the book's concluding page at the Lincoln Memorial, this picture book is a treat and a visually appealing tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the nation's sixteenth president. It starts in an unusual way when the narrator happens to see a...

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