Monday, November 24, 2008

Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered by Barry Denenberg

Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered by Barry Denenberg is a fascinating book on Abraham Lincoln’s life. This is just one of the many new books coming out on Abraham Lincoln to celebrate his 200th birthday. The first thing that grabbed me about this book was the size. Don’t go looking for this in the regular stacks at the library because it won’t fit; instead look for it in the big books. The books size is so large because the entire book reads like a newspaper and looks like one to. To add to the affect the pages are yellowed to look old and there are ads on the pages to purchase medicine, top hats and more. The author does a great job explaining in simple words Lincoln’s life, family, accomplishments, and death. Sometimes the size of the book made it awkward to read, but I still enjoyed reading about this wonderful president! There pictures, most of which were drawn, were also fun to look at and made the stories come even more to life.

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