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In James H. Shaw's Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln, young readers are plunged into the extraordinary life of one of the most revered figures in American history. From humble beginnings to becoming the 16th President of the United States, Shaw skillfully captures the essence of Abraham Lincoln's journey, inviting children to discover the depth of his character and the impact of his presidency.

A masterful storyteller, Shaw ensures that the narrative is accessible and engaging for young readers without compromising the significance of Lincoln's contributions. Through vivid descriptions and relatable anecdotes, he effortlessly transports his audience to the rural landscapes of Kentucky, the log cabin that was Lincoln's childhood home, and the bustling streets of Springfield, Illinois, where his political career began.

What truly sets this biography apart is Shaw's ability to showcase Lincoln's personal growth and resilience through obstacles and challenges. By highlighting his failures as well as his triumphs, the author helps children perceive Lincoln not only as a great leader, but also as an admirable individual who persevered through adversity. From losing his mother at a young age to navigating the complexities of the Civil War, Shaw deftly presents these pivotal moments in Lincoln's life, allowing young readers to empathize with his struggles and witness his unwavering determination.

Furthermore, Shaw's attention to detail is evident throughout the book, adding depth and authenticity to the narrative. The illustrations, expertly crafted by an accomplished artist, accompany the text seamlessly, further immersing readers in Lincoln's world. From the intricacies of Lincoln's facial expressions to the historical accuracy of clothing and settings, the illustrations enhance the overall reading experience, making it both educational and visually appealing.

Shaw's Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln is not only an excellent resource for young readers seeking an introduction to this remarkable historical figure, but also for educators and parents looking to inspire a love for history. The book effortlessly strikes a balance between providing concise yet comprehensive information, making it suitable for a wide range of ages. It serves as a valuable tool to encourage further exploration and discussion of Lincoln's legacy, as well as the importance of leadership, kindness, and perseverance in our own lives.

In conclusion, Shaw's Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln is a captivating and educational read that successfully introduces children to the life and achievements of one of America's most iconic presidents. With a compelling narrative and stunning illustrations, this biography instills a sense of admiration and curiosity within young readers, ensuring that the spirit and impact of Abraham Lincoln's legacy continue to resonate for generations to come.

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Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln.

By James H. Shaw.

Evergreen City Publishing Company, Bloomington, Illinois.



Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln.


A great English writer[1] in a lecture on America and the Americans said that when an American gets to heaven he will not be satisfied unless he can move farther west.

[Footnote 1: Charles Dickens.]

He said this because it has been so much the custom of our people to "move West." It is not so common now as it was a few years ago because the great public lands, free to those who would settle on them or plant trees, are mostly occupied.

The Lincoln family a couple of hundred years ago first "moved west" from England to Massachusetts; then they moved west again to Pennsylvania; then west and south to Virginia; then west again to Kentucky.

Way back in the last century a man was digging in the rich soil of Kentucky. He turned up clods, planted seed and God sent the rain drops and sun beams and the grain sprang up and became gold. The surest gold mine in the world is our fertile soil and the surest miner is our farmer.

"Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod And waits to see it push away the clod He trusts in God... Continue reading book >>

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