Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Where Are You Going Baby Lincoln?


Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?
by Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Candlewick Press, 2016. Intermediate. 88 p.
Baby Lincoln is not really a baby.  She is an old woman who has spent her life living in the shadow of her bossy older sister, Eugenia.  One night Baby Lincoln has a dream that she takes a "Necessary Journey" on a train and when she wakes up she decides to make the dream come true.  Although she rarely does things on her own, she bravely packs a bag, goes to the train station and buys a ticket.  Once on the train she meets three people who help her see herself in a new way. As the trip comes to a close, Baby Lincoln wonders how--and if--she will ever get home.

This is the third installment of the Tales from Deckawoo Drive by Newbery winner, Kate DiCamillo.  Like the first two, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up and Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Racoon, this one is about an adult on a journey of self-discovery. The story is accessible and engaging and may help young readers discover the courage within themselves. This book is available from the Library in print, on CD, as an ebook, and as an audio download.

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