Cover image for Abraham Lincoln
Title:
Abraham Lincoln
Author:
Burke, Rick, 1957-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago : Heinemann Library, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the Illinois lawyer who served the country as president through the difficulties of the Civil War.
Language:
English
Contents:
A president's journey -- Growing up -- New places to live -- Law and Mary -- Lincoln-Douglas debates -- Election -- A nation split -- Freeing the slaves -- Gettysburg Address -- Finding a general -- Reelection -- Gunshot -- Remembering Lincoln.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.0 0.5 69738.
ISBN:
9781403401557

9781403404114
Format :
Book

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What would it have been like to be friends with Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States? What was he like as a person? Read this book in the American Lives series to get to know Abraham Lincoln and learn more about his life. Find out


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What would it have been like to be friends with Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States? What was he like as a person? Read this book in the American Lives series to get to know Abraham Lincoln and learn more about his life. Find out


Reviews 4

Publisher's Weekly Review

\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 YA\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 A note in the cover of this selection, originally entitled }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 N'achetez pas la sang des enfants (Don't Buy the Blood of Children)}}{{\insrsid14291300 , tells readers that some of the proceeds go toward supporting the organization Doctors Without Borders. This note indirectly introduces the theme of this story set in a place the author calls \'93nowhere\'94\emdash an anonymous town in western Africa where hunger is rampant. When a recently certified teacher is assign to the local school, his educational efforts meet some resistance: students, one-by-one, drop out and leave him alone in the mosque-school. After conducting some home visits, a common response becomes "learning can wait, hunger cannot." It\rquote s then that he realizes his competition is not just a soccer ball but the leather shoe factory that pays a dollar a day. The teacher finally has his chance to discuss an important theme: ignorance. He illustrates his point with a fable of the dangers of remaining ignorant, thus encouraging his students to continue learning. The Spanish translation is excellent, incorporating sophisticated vocabulary. Sparse, abstract art includes desert tones on stark white pages to amplify the isolation of the town's residents. Recommended for bookstore and library collections.}}{{\i\insrsid14291300 \emdash Paul M. Kienlen, Northside ISD Bilingual/ESL Department, San Antonio, TX}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par \par Quedando bien.\par (Fitting in)\par Bernardo, Anil\'fa.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 YA\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Originally published in 1997, this award-winning collection of short stories follows the lives of five Cuban-American teenagers living in Florida. Their tightly knit families speak Spanish at home; for dinner, they often enjoy their homeland dishes. They all face special challenges at home and school while trying to fit into mainstream culture. Sari feels embarrassed when translating between her seamstress grandmother and her clients; Mari is forced to complete a science project with little assistance from her mother who comes from work exhausted; and studious Tere remains silent in school to avoid being taunted because of her accent. All of these stories are somehow contrived: they all end on a positive note. For example, Mari is awarded the first prize and Tere eventually makes friends. However, }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Quedando bien}}{{\insrsid14291300 will brings a ray of hope to recent immigrant teenagers facing seemingly insurmountable problems such as fitting into a new school or improving fluency in English. The translation flows easily and is devoid of regional expressions. }}{{\cf1\insrsid14291300 Recommended for Spanish-language library collections and bookstores that support adolescent readers.\emdash }}{{\i\cf1\insrsid14291300 Maureen Beristain, Winspear Business Reference Lib., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada}}{{\cf1\insrsid14291300 \par \par }}{{\insrsid14291300 Coraz\'f3n de tinta. \par (Inkheart)\par Funke, Cornelia.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 7-12\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Twelve-year-old Meggie has lived a quiet life with her father Mo since her mother disappeared nine years ago. He repairs books for a living while she goes through the piles of books that keep her company. One stormy night, when a stranger named Dustfinger appears at their doorstep, father and daughter get involved in a series of dangerous but exciting adventures. Meggie realizes that even though Mo taught her to read, he never actually read aloud to her. She soon discovers his dark secret: he can literally read characters from books into life. Meggie begins to wonder if her mother\rquote s disappearance has something to do with this secret. She also discovers that menacing characters\emdash like the villains Capricorn, Bastamand, and Flatnose\emdash came into their world from the book }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Coraz\'f3n de tinta}}{{\insrsid14291300 (Inheart). The storyline is exciting but the length might prove daunting to some readers. Book lovers will empathize with Meggie as she makes allusions to characters from other famous children\rquote s books. Just like Funke\rquote s }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 The Thief}}{{\insrsid14291300 }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Lord}}{{\insrsid14291300 , this is a wonderful fantasy that will someday become a classic. It is the first of a trilogy. Recommended for all public and school libraries.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Veronica Covington, Univ. of Texas, Austin\par \par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \'a1Ya era hora, Max! \par (It\rquote s About Time, Max!)\par Richards, Kitty. \insrsid14291300 .\par \par {{\*\bkmkstart OLE_LINK2}}REVIEWED WITH:\par {{\*\bkmkend OLE_LINK2}}La limonada de Lul\'fa \par (Lulu\rquote s Lemonade)\par deRubertis, Barbara.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 K-Gr 2\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Interesting, well-developed stories with a hidden or explicit math lesson are always welcome to help answer the proverbial question often asked of teachers, \'93Why do we need to know this?\'94 This series for the early elementary grades does not disappoint. In the first title, the focus is time. Max learns how to tell time and how important it is to be on time. After his family realizes his dependence on his digital watch to keep him on time, they devise a scavenger hunt to teach him all the rules and the nuisances of telling time. In }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 La limonada de Lul\'fa}}{{\insrsid14291300 , the topic is how to measure liquids. As bored Mattie and Mart\'edn figure out what to do with their day, Lul\'fa saves the day\emdash and the lesson\emdash by writing out the recipe for a lemonade that they will all make together. The colorful illustrations carefully compliment the text. At the end of the book, a synopsis of the lesson and a guide of activities serve as a tool for the teachers. Recommended for libraries and classrooms.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Marietta Barral Zacker. South Orange, NJ}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par \par La vida a tu alcance.\par (Life }}{{\insrsid1978184\charrsid1978184 At Your Fingertips}}{{\insrsid14291300 )\par Durand, Jean-Benoit. \par \par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid1978184 {{\insrsid1978184 REVIEWED WITH:\par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0 {{\insrsid14291300 La ecolog\'eda.\par (Ecology: }}{{\insrsid1978184\charrsid1978184 At Your Fingertips}}{{\insrsid14291300 )\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 4-6}}{{\insrsid14291300 \endash These titles provide an overview of two vast and complex topics: ecology and life. With the aid of cartoon-like illustrations, each volume illustrates precise aspects of the topic to paint a larger picture. For example, \'93La ecolog\'eda\'94 discusses conservation of energy, the water cycle, and pollution. \'93La vida\'94 outlines the cycle of life from the formation of life and evolution, to reproduction and fossilization. The books contain adequate information, the paragraphs are short and concise, and the illustrations abound; but, overall, the material is oversimplified. Younger readers, on the other hand, will not want to read through these tight paragraphs in small print. The illustrations have European perspectives and mentality, so some of the pictures of \'93La vida\'94 may cause a stir in the more conservative and prudish communities. These books may be useful to a fourth grader who wants to satisfy a trivial curiosity or to a teacher that wants to introduce certain topics to the class. Overall, though, the titles don\rquote t provide enough in-depth information for a student working on a report. A secondary purchase for school libraries.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Joel Bangilan, Juvenile Services Librarian, Alief Regional Branch Houston, TX\par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \par Burke, Rick.\par Abraham Lincoln\par \par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid1978184 {{\insrsid1978184 REVIEWED WITH:\par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0 {{\insrsid14291300 George Washington\par \par Benjamin Franklin\par \par Thomas Jefferson\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 2-4}}{{\insrsid14291300 \endash Ideal for beginning readers, these titles use a simple vocabulary and three- to four-sentence paragraphs to present a chronological record of each president. Children will discover why these men are important to U.S. history, some of the challenges they faced as individuals, and an overview of the period in which they lived. The large typeface, the maps, and photos will keep them attentive and keep the pages turning. The glossary is appropriate for this reading level and the \'93}}{{\i\insrsid14291300 lugares para visitar}}{{\insrsid14291300 \'94 (places to visit) section is complete with addresses and phone numbers. Unlike many other books of this genre, these volumes suggest Spanish reading materials. Recommended for school and public libraries.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Bianca Elliott, Lansing High School, KS}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par \par Un d}}{{\lang11274\langfe1033\langnp11274\insrsid14291300 \'ed}}{{\insrsid14291300 a con mis t\'edas. \par (A Day with My Aunts) \par Bernardo, Anil\'fa. \par illus. by Christina Rodriguez. tr. by author. U.S.: Pi}}{{\lang11274\langfe1033\langnp11274\insrsid14291300 \'f1}}{{\insrsid14291300 ata Books:Arte P\'fablico Press. 2006.}}{{\insrsid1978184 }}{{\insrsid14291300 unpaged. ISBN: 1-55885-374-4. $15.95.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 2-3\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Lively Isabel lives for her Saturday visits to her three aunts. Although they share a house, they are very different. T\'eda Dulce is the cook. She and Isabel spend time in the kitchen making empanadas. It\rquote s a long process, and just as the empanadas are ready to go into the oven, T\'eda Rosa comes along. This aunt is the family fashion plate. Taking Isabel in hand, Rosa finds her a lovely flowered dress, loans her some jewelry, and does her hair and makeup. Now that Isabel is feeling beautiful, it\rquote s time to dance with T\'eda Clara. The party atmosphere is enhanced by T\'eda Dulce serving the empanadas. This is a run-of-the-mill family story. The text is overlong and the story lacks dramatic tension, all of which make the episodic narrative of a young girl\rquote s day a pedestrian tale. The illustrations, in bright acrylics, are lacking in artistic accomplishment. For better family stories, stick with Diane Gonzalez Bertrand\rquote s }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Uncle Chente\rquote s Picnic/El picnic de Tio Chente}}{{\insrsid14291300 (Pi\'f1ata, 2001). This title is a supplemental purchase for large collections.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Ann Welton, Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, Tacoma, WA\par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \par }}{{\cf6\insrsid1978184 * }}{{\insrsid14291300 Tarde de invierno.\par (Winter Afternoon)\par Luj\'e1n, Jorge. \par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 PreS-Gr 2\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 A mother comes home to her young daughter on a winter night. Nothing more happens in this book of quiet beauty. Luj\'e1n has composed a poem that moves through the ever-smaller frames of a child's world\emdash the frosted pane of the street-side window and the approaching mother\emdash until she enters the house and hugs the girl. In this hug, the pair goes flying through a summer night in an illustrated fantasy of their love. Sadat accompanies the spare but heartfelt text with joyful, mixed-media illustrations that evoke a child's perspective while employing sophisticated compositions that design-savvy adults and playful children will enjoy. The book is carefully executed and earnest in depicting the little girl's patience and her joy at the reunion. The pace of the story pairs well with the continual movement through different frames, which conveys the anticipation of the girl and builds interest in the readers. This book is highly recommended for libraries and bookstores.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Ver\'f3nica E. Betancourt, Silver Spring, MD\par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \par Family Stories/Cuentos Familiares\par Various\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 1-4\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Ambitious and laudable in concept, this title portrays the first person accounts of childhood anecdotes of 10 different Latino visual artists in the United States. The actual narrative delivery is somewhat less impressive; mainly because the stories are too short to have much depth. Ranging from discovering public art to mastering English as a second language, the themes covered are compelling and resonant to the Latino immigrant experience. However, such little space it allotted to each story\emdash only half a page of text with the Spanish translation filling the other half\emdash that the authors violate the basic storytelling rule of \'93show, don\rquote t tell\'94\emdash no small irony considering they are all artists. On the upside, the straightforward translations are clear and remain true to the original text. The appeal of this work lies in its illustrations, which occupy one full page next to each tale: they are a celebration of the rich variety of media, style, and tone among this group. While some pieces are traditional realistic representations of the action described, others offer stylized lithographs and collages that convey instead the mood of the narrative. This is an interesting, if not wholly compelling, work that will entertain older children engaged in exploring visual arts and the rich heritage of Latino culture. The accompanying biographies of the artists and their depicted visual talents might bolster the creative dreams of an aspiring artist.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Anat Shenker, Univ. of California, Berkeley}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par }}}}(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Easy-to-read biographies of "American people who did great things for the United States." Each title discusses the family, childhood, school years, and achievements of its subject. Information is presented in two-page chapters in large type. Well-captioned, full-color photos, reproductions, maps, and illustrations appear on every page and add to the appealing layout. Bright green boxes highlight interesting facts. Each title also includes a list of places of interest to visit. These highly accessible books present adequate information on popular individuals. Worthy additions to presidential biography collections.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 YA\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 A note in the cover of this selection, originally entitled }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 N'achetez pas la sang des enfants (Don't Buy the Blood of Children)}}{{\insrsid14291300 , tells readers that some of the proceeds go toward supporting the organization Doctors Without Borders. This note indirectly introduces the theme of this story set in a place the author calls \'93nowhere\'94\emdash an anonymous town in western Africa where hunger is rampant. When a recently certified teacher is assign to the local school, his educational efforts meet some resistance: students, one-by-one, drop out and leave him alone in the mosque-school. After conducting some home visits, a common response becomes "learning can wait, hunger cannot." It\rquote s then that he realizes his competition is not just a soccer ball but the leather shoe factory that pays a dollar a day. The teacher finally has his chance to discuss an important theme: ignorance. He illustrates his point with a fable of the dangers of remaining ignorant, thus encouraging his students to continue learning. The Spanish translation is excellent, incorporating sophisticated vocabulary. Sparse, abstract art includes desert tones on stark white pages to amplify the isolation of the town's residents. Recommended for bookstore and library collections.}}{{\i\insrsid14291300 \emdash Paul M. Kienlen, Northside ISD Bilingual/ESL Department, San Antonio, TX}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par \par Quedando bien.\par (Fitting in)\par Bernardo, Anil\'fa.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 YA\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Originally published in 1997, this award-winning collection of short stories follows the lives of five Cuban-American teenagers living in Florida. Their tightly knit families speak Spanish at home; for dinner, they often enjoy their homeland dishes. They all face special challenges at home and school while trying to fit into mainstream culture. Sari feels embarrassed when translating between her seamstress grandmother and her clients; Mari is forced to complete a science project with little assistance from her mother who comes from work exhausted; and studious Tere remains silent in school to avoid being taunted because of her accent. All of these stories are somehow contrived: they all end on a positive note. For example, Mari is awarded the first prize and Tere eventually makes friends. However, }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Quedando bien}}{{\insrsid14291300 will brings a ray of hope to recent immigrant teenagers facing seemingly insurmountable problems such as fitting into a new school or improving fluency in English. The translation flows easily and is devoid of regional expressions. }}{{\cf1\insrsid14291300 Recommended for Spanish-language library collections and bookstores that support adolescent readers.\emdash }}{{\i\cf1\insrsid14291300 Maureen Beristain, Winspear Business Reference Lib., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada}}{{\cf1\insrsid14291300 \par \par }}{{\insrsid14291300 Coraz\'f3n de tinta. \par (Inkheart)\par Funke, Cornelia.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 7-12\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Twelve-year-old Meggie has lived a quiet life with her father Mo since her mother disappeared nine years ago. He repairs books for a living while she goes through the piles of books that keep her company. One stormy night, when a stranger named Dustfinger appears at their doorstep, father and daughter get involved in a series of dangerous but exciting adventures. Meggie realizes that even though Mo taught her to read, he never actually read aloud to her. She soon discovers his dark secret: he can literally read characters from books into life. Meggie begins to wonder if her mother\rquote s disappearance has something to do with this secret. She also discovers that menacing characters\emdash like the villains Capricorn, Bastamand, and Flatnose\emdash came into their world from the book }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Coraz\'f3n de tinta}}{{\insrsid14291300 (Inheart). The storyline is exciting but the length might prove daunting to some readers. Book lovers will empathize with Meggie as she makes allusions to characters from other famous children\rquote s books. Just like Funke\rquote s }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 The Thief}}{{\insrsid14291300 }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Lord}}{{\insrsid14291300 , this is a wonderful fantasy that will someday become a classic. It is the first of a trilogy. Recommended for all public and school libraries.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Veronica Covington, Univ. of Texas, Austin\par \par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \'a1Ya era hora, Max! \par (It\rquote s About Time, Max!)\par Richards, Kitty. \insrsid14291300 .\par \par {{\*\bkmkstart OLE_LINK2}}REVIEWED WITH:\par {{\*\bkmkend OLE_LINK2}}La limonada de Lul\'fa \par (Lulu\rquote s Lemonade)\par deRubertis, Barbara.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 K-Gr 2\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Interesting, well-developed stories with a hidden or explicit math lesson are always welcome to help answer the proverbial question often asked of teachers, \'93Why do we need to know this?\'94 This series for the early elementary grades does not disappoint. In the first title, the focus is time. Max learns how to tell time and how important it is to be on time. After his family realizes his dependence on his digital watch to keep him on time, they devise a scavenger hunt to teach him all the rules and the nuisances of telling time. In }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 La limonada de Lul\'fa}}{{\insrsid14291300 , the topic is how to measure liquids. As bored Mattie and Mart\'edn figure out what to do with their day, Lul\'fa saves the day\emdash and the lesson\emdash by writing out the recipe for a lemonade that they will all make together. The colorful illustrations carefully compliment the text. At the end of the book, a synopsis of the lesson and a guide of activities serve as a tool for the teachers. Recommended for libraries and classrooms.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Marietta Barral Zacker. South Orange, NJ}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par \par La vida a tu alcance.\par (Life }}{{\insrsid1978184\charrsid1978184 At Your Fingertips}}{{\insrsid14291300 )\par Durand, Jean-Benoit. \par \par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid1978184 {{\insrsid1978184 REVIEWED WITH:\par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0 {{\insrsid14291300 La ecolog\'eda.\par (Ecology: }}{{\insrsid1978184\charrsid1978184 At Your Fingertips}}{{\insrsid14291300 )\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 4-6}}{{\insrsid14291300 \endash These titles provide an overview of two vast and complex topics: ecology and life. With the aid of cartoon-like illustrations, each volume illustrates precise aspects of the topic to paint a larger picture. For example, \'93La ecolog\'eda\'94 discusses conservation of energy, the water cycle, and pollution. \'93La vida\'94 outlines the cycle of life from the formation of life and evolution, to reproduction and fossilization. The books contain adequate information, the paragraphs are short and concise, and the illustrations abound; but, overall, the material is oversimplified. Younger readers, on the other hand, will not want to read through these tight paragraphs in small print. The illustrations have European perspectives and mentality, so some of the pictures of \'93La vida\'94 may cause a stir in the more conservative and prudish communities. These books may be useful to a fourth grader who wants to satisfy a trivial curiosity or to a teacher that wants to introduce certain topics to the class. Overall, though, the titles don\rquote t provide enough in-depth information for a student working on a report. A secondary purchase for school libraries.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Joel Bangilan, Juvenile Services Librarian, Alief Regional Branch Houston, TX\par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \par Burke, Rick.\par Abraham Lincoln\par \par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid1978184 {{\insrsid1978184 REVIEWED WITH:\par }}\pard \ql \li0\ri0\widctlpar\wrapdefault\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0 {{\insrsid14291300 George Washington\par \par Benjamin Franklin\par \par Thomas Jefferson\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 2-4}}{{\insrsid14291300 \endash Ideal for beginning readers, these titles use a simple vocabulary and three- to four-sentence paragraphs to present a chronological record of each president. Children will discover why these men are important to U.S. history, some of the challenges they faced as individuals, and an overview of the period in which they lived. The large typeface, the maps, and photos will keep them attentive and keep the pages turning. The glossary is appropriate for this reading level and the \'93}}{{\i\insrsid14291300 lugares para visitar}}{{\insrsid14291300 \'94 (places to visit) section is complete with addresses and phone numbers. Unlike many other books of this genre, these volumes suggest Spanish reading materials. Recommended for school and public libraries.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Bianca Elliott, Lansing High School, KS}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par \par Un d}}{{\lang11274\langfe1033\langnp11274\insrsid14291300 \'ed}}{{\insrsid14291300 a con mis t\'edas. \par (A Day with My Aunts) \par Bernardo, Anil\'fa. \par illus. by Christina Rodriguez. tr. by author. U.S.: Pi}}{{\lang11274\langfe1033\langnp11274\insrsid14291300 \'f1}}{{\insrsid14291300 ata Books:Arte P\'fablico Press. 2006.}}{{\insrsid1978184 }}{{\insrsid14291300 unpaged. ISBN: 1-55885-374-4. $15.95.\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 2-3\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Lively Isabel lives for her Saturday visits to her three aunts. Although they share a house, they are very different. T\'eda Dulce is the cook. She and Isabel spend time in the kitchen making empanadas. It\rquote s a long process, and just as the empanadas are ready to go into the oven, T\'eda Rosa comes along. This aunt is the family fashion plate. Taking Isabel in hand, Rosa finds her a lovely flowered dress, loans her some jewelry, and does her hair and makeup. Now that Isabel is feeling beautiful, it\rquote s time to dance with T\'eda Clara. The party atmosphere is enhanced by T\'eda Dulce serving the empanadas. This is a run-of-the-mill family story. The text is overlong and the story lacks dramatic tension, all of which make the episodic narrative of a young girl\rquote s day a pedestrian tale. The illustrations, in bright acrylics, are lacking in artistic accomplishment. For better family stories, stick with Diane Gonzalez Bertrand\rquote s }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Uncle Chente\rquote s Picnic/El picnic de Tio Chente}}{{\insrsid14291300 (Pi\'f1ata, 2001). This title is a supplemental purchase for large collections.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Ann Welton, Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, Tacoma, WA\par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \par }}{{\cf6\insrsid1978184 * }}{{\insrsid14291300 Tarde de invierno.\par (Winter Afternoon)\par Luj\'e1n, Jorge. \par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 PreS-Gr 2\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 A mother comes home to her young daughter on a winter night. Nothing more happens in this book of quiet beauty. Luj\'e1n has composed a poem that moves through the ever-smaller frames of a child's world\emdash the frosted pane of the street-side window and the approaching mother\emdash until she enters the house and hugs the girl. In this hug, the pair goes flying through a summer night in an illustrated fantasy of their love. Sadat accompanies the spare but heartfelt text with joyful, mixed-media illustrations that evoke a child's perspective while employing sophisticated compositions that design-savvy adults and playful children will enjoy. The book is carefully executed and earnest in depicting the little girl's patience and her joy at the reunion. The pace of the story pairs well with the continual movement through different frames, which conveys the anticipation of the girl and builds interest in the readers. This book is highly recommended for libraries and bookstores.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Ver\'f3nica E. Betancourt, Silver Spring, MD\par }}{{\insrsid14291300 \par Family Stories/Cuentos Familiares\par Various\par }}{{\b\insrsid14291300 Gr 1-4\endash }}{{\insrsid14291300 Ambitious and laudable in concept, this title portrays the first person accounts of childhood anecdotes of 10 different Latino visual artists in the United States. The actual narrative delivery is somewhat less impressive; mainly because the stories are too short to have much depth. Ranging from discovering public art to mastering English as a second language, the themes covered are compelling and resonant to the Latino immigrant experience. However, such little space it allotted to each story\emdash only half a page of text with the Spanish translation filling the other half\emdash that the authors violate the basic storytelling rule of \'93show, don\rquote t tell\'94\emdash no small irony considering they are all artists. On the upside, the straightforward translations are clear and remain true to the original text. The appeal of this work lies in its illustrations, which occupy one full page next to each tale: they are a celebration of the rich variety of media, style, and tone among this group. While some pieces are traditional realistic representations of the action described, others offer stylized lithographs and collages that convey instead the mood of the narrative. This is an interesting, if not wholly compelling, work that will entertain older children engaged in exploring visual arts and the rich heritage of Latino culture. The accompanying biographies of the artists and their depicted visual talents might bolster the creative dreams of an aspiring artist.\emdash }}{{\i\insrsid14291300 Anat Shenker, Univ. of California, Berkeley}}{{\insrsid14291300 \par }}}}(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Easy-to-read biographies of "American people who did great things for the United States." Each title discusses the family, childhood, school years, and achievements of its subject. Information is presented in two-page chapters in large type. Well-captioned, full-color photos, reproductions, maps, and illustrations appear on every page and add to the appealing layout. Bright green boxes highlight interesting facts. Each title also includes a list of places of interest to visit. These highly accessible books present adequate information on popular individuals. Worthy additions to presidential biography collections.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

A President's Journeyp. 4
Growing Upp. 6
New Places to Livep. 8
Law and Maryp. 10
Lincoln-Douglas Debatesp. 12
Electionp. 14
A Nation Splitp. 16
Freeing the Slavesp. 18
Gettysburg Addressp. 20
Finding a Generalp. 22
Reelectionp. 24
Gunshotp. 26
Remembering Lincolnp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
More Books to Readp. 31
Places to Visitp. 31
Indexp. 32
A President's Journeyp. 4
Growing Upp. 6
New Places to Livep. 8
Law and Maryp. 10
Lincoln-Douglas Debatesp. 12
Electionp. 14
A Nation Splitp. 16
Freeing the Slavesp. 18
Gettysburg Addressp. 20
Finding a Generalp. 22
Reelectionp. 24
Gunshotp. 26
Remembering Lincolnp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
More Books to Readp. 31
Places to Visitp. 31
Indexp. 32

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