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Title:
Abraham Lincoln : lawyer, leader, legend
Author:
Fontes, Justine.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
790 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.3 0.5 45920.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.9 3 Quiz: 25053 Guided reading level: N.
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ISBN:
9780789473769

9780789473752
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This biography of one of the most famous and recognizable American presidents mark DK's commitment to bringing US history-based biographies to the DK Readers series. In Abraham Lincoln, readers will find out about our sixteenth president's humble beginnings, his career as a lawyer, his marriage and family life, and his presidency during the Civil War. The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.


Author Notes

Author Ron Fontes grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee and started drawing comics at the age of 16. He studied art and theatre in college and worked as an advertising art director in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to New York City. He also worked for Whitman and as an art director for Marvel Comics.

Currently he and his wife, Justine Korman, write children's books. They have written over 400 books for major publishers. Many have featured licensed characters such as the Peanuts Gang and the X-Men and are often based on popular movies like The Lion King, Batman Returns, and The Phantom Menace. Their biggest seller is the adaptation of The Lion King, which sold almost four million copies worldwide. In 1994, Fontes published a science fiction series called Captain Fortune. He and his wife also work on Tales of the Terminal Diner, which is a unique anthology featuring work by both professionals and amateurs.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-This book explores Lincoln's boyhood, middle years, and presidency. To the authors' credit, the text is readable and fact-laden. However, there is a tendency in the section on Lincoln's childhood to promulgate overstated myths. Is it necessary to state that "Abe would gladly walk 50 miles to borrow a new book" to get across the idea that he was a reader? Children, even the youngest readers, should not be subjected to florid writing when facts stated simply will do. The writing improves as it moves along in history, perhaps because the authors had more definitive information with which to work. The illustrations are well done in both content and placement. The maps, photographs, and drawings, in black and white and in color, extend the text and will satisfy the natural curiosity of young readers.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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