Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. ADVERTISEMENT. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Russell Freedman, Author Clarion Books $ (p) ISBN Lincoln. A Photobiography. By Russell Freedman Non-Fiction. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.

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After losing his mother, Nancy, to “milk fever,” Lincoln helped his father craft her coffin and bury her, which left him little time to grieve.

Lincoln: A Photobiography Book Review

He never focuses overly long on one subject to the point where the photobioography grows weary of it. It is a wonderfully accessible biography of our 16th president, filled with excellent illustrations and photographs, and written so as to inform but not skip over controversial topics, giving each viewpoint its due. It is shocking to read photobiograpny the life of a human that was born in the 19th century not just Abraham.

I was a little disappointed though that for a ‘photobiography’ it doesn’t really have all that many photographs, though granted that in the first half of the 19th Centur As a Newbery Medal winner, the award given for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children,” I suppose I am not really the intended audience for frdedman book. The issues surrounding slavery in 19th-century America are not always fully explained in children’s literature.

Freedman reminds us that Lincoln was a man of humble beginnings; he knew poverty through most of his early life.

Lincoln: A Photobiography

I don’t know why it’s magical. He knows when to add an explanation and when to keep his sentences short and to the point. I’ve read different biographies written on President Abraham Lincoln before, but this photo-biography was definitely ALOT more enjoyable.


In order to save her village, Soah makes the ultimate sacrifice by becoming the wife of Habaek, the Water God. Hundreds of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln and a feature film photobiograpny 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 impor “Lincoln: In these jobs, Freedman did lots of research and provided important information to the public.

When I saw it listed as a ‘Newbery,’ I quickly located a copy.

The huge collection of pictures promote wider appeal and enhance the experience greatly. Photographs of dead soldiers; description of war and death.

So, that’s a lie too. After being given the assignment of “Birthmother,” Claire became a vessel for the good Junior Book Biography 2 Summary: Lincoln himself is no saint.

Save Queen of Sheba. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Freeedman’s work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Medal in [] for Lincoln: Eventually, when Lincoln was 21, he got a job in a general store in Illinois, where he learned to better himself by reading and learning. Freedman uses them as a focal point in his narrative. Under the Feet of Jesus.

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Since becoming an author, he has done the same thing but now he gets to focus on topics that he is personally interested in and wants to learn more about.

Lincoln: a Photobiography by Russell Freedman

I would recommend this freedmqn for everyone! 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.

Feb 27, L-Crystal Wlodek rated it ohotobiography it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Lincolnplease sign up. If slavery did not now exits amongst them, they wld not inrtoduce it.


The description of the bullet’s path is not minced, nor are the hopeless efforts of local doctors and the fact that Lincoln is so tall he has to be laid diagonally on the bed.

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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. A Photobiography maintains a formal narrative distance from the reader, yet manages to string out a captivating life, up to the point photobiogdaphy I was sobbing at the death I knew from the beginning would end the tale. For the Sake of Elena.

I’ve read books about this period of history, frewdman, always with so much detail that I found it all pretty muddled by the time I got through. From the moment he saw it in Louisiana, Lincoln had always known that it was immoral and unconstitutional; slavery was was about denying people their inalienable rights that our forefather’s died for and Lincoln, himself, knew the burden of being bound to a master because of the laws that were freedmann on him as an adolescent; if he took on a job and made money, it would go directly to his father, who didn’t appreciate him.

Return to Book Page. Jun 28, Julie rated it it was amazing.