I had never realized that the Emancipation Proclamation would have allowed any .. The book “Lincoln: A Photobiography” by Russell Freedman is a biography. Lincoln: a Photobiography by Russell Freedman things about Lincoln, prior to reading this, and that he was the author of the Emancipation. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s.

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Before I was confused on what the Civil War was actually over. SueAnn Porter An embellished memoir, in short spurts.

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He also, without overtly stating it makes the case that this one person, Abraham Lincoln, held in his hands the directional destiny of our country. They worked perfectly with the text — I never felt like they were thrown in just for the sake of having an image. But Freedman wasn’t always a children’s book writer. Son by Lois Lowry. It was a great, age appropriate biography of a great president.

Did she like the book? I’d want to say that it deserved the Newbery award that it got as this is very accessible to children since the writing is very simple and it does not goes into detail about the assassination and all the other adult stuff.

It has a wonderful overall tone, I definitely recommend it. I admit, I cry every time I see the photos of dead soldiers, especially the one of the two brothers: Some of the battlefield shots may be disturbing, especially for younger readers. General Tecumseh Sherman’s craggly face, looking so much like a demented Homer Simpson?

Hundreds of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln and a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis is in production; grab this book and share it with children before seeing that film to learn important facts about the man who governed the nation through the bloodiest war on American soil.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- Juvenile Nonfiction – pages. But he also lets his readers know many other tidbits that they may or may not have known. Lovers of Abraham Lincoln are possessive and defiant. Did you know he was famous for his story-telling and a friend observed that “He relied on his yarns to whistle down sadness? The Point of It All. The 13th amendment was what really ended slavery. I surely will not blame them for not doing what I should not know how to do myself.

It is appropriate for students in grades His works have received many awards, among them the Robert F. Unknown Ffreedman 5, at Like myself, I find many children shy away from non-fiction, unless sports or hubcaps are involved.

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

What a true American hero. Oct 14, Minutes Middle Grade A Photobiography Russell Freedman Snippet view – I loved getting such a conscise summary of his life but I felt like I know him so much more. School just keeps getting more disappointing. His Gettysburg address is so short that a photographer who set up as Lincoln took the podium did not have a chance to take a picture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Having actual black and white emanciption instead of russfll friendly illustrations, expresses the actual tim 1 Genre: Julia was also impressed with how likable a guy Mr. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A Photobiography” by Russell Freedman.

They have short sentences, simple ideas, cover only the most basic ideas, and tend to focus on childhood issues, while omitting any of the more famous quotes, actions and perso Reading this book again was like visiting a dear old friend who was as wonderful as I remembered.

A Photobiography by Russell Freedman. He never focuses overly long on one subject to the point where the reader grows weary of it. Birthday boy and other stuff: View all 6 comments. I don’t know why it’s magical. This book is great for anyone who wants to brush up on Lincoln’s life and for children that want to learn their history. Freedman uses digestible sentence morsels, large print and plenty of pictures it is, after linxoln, a “Photobiography”but the content placed in there is definitely for mature readers.

This book made Lincoln, who I obviously admire a great deal, so real to me. I love reading history and, in particular, American history.

And I’m not a crier! Return to Book Page.

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Since becoming an author, he has done the same thing but now he gets to focus on topics that he is personally freeedman in and wants to learn more about. Retrieved from ” https: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Views Read Edit View history. When his freeeman brought home his new mother home, Sarah Bush Lincoln, Lincoln and his sister were fortunate to have someone who loved them dearly. And it is only fair, as your post made me think! Not that that matters much.