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Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Abraham Lincoln by Mary Pope Osborne

Abraham Lincoln by Mary Pope Osborne. A Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Book.

Abraham Lincoln by Mary Pope Osborne

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 2012
List Price: $5.99
ISBN-13: 9780375870248

Review: Have you ever heard of Honest Abe, the man who never told a lie? Well, his life had included so many great experiences that a Magic Tree House Fact Tracker book has been written entirely about him. Abraham Lincoln Fact Tracker Book by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce is about Abraham Lincoln, the famous, long bearded 16th president who never told a lie. Lincoln was a great president because of everything he did in his life. This fact tracker includes many aspects about his life and most of them are less-known facts you don't hear in school. I think this book is an awesome biography about Abraham Lincoln with some pictures and captions. This was yet another great Magic Tree House Book.

At the beginning of this Abraham Lincoln Fact Tracker Book, readers learn about Abraham's childhood. He was born on February 12, 1809 in a one room log cabin at Sinking Spring Farms by the Nolin River. Through his childhood, he grew up in a poor family and poor life. Every day he would wake up early and work for his family in the fields. In the winters, he would have to build a log cabin for his family and cut trees and build it himself. In the spring and summer, he worried a disease that traveled through milk. As he got older, he had earned a job as a mail carrier and became an avid reader. While reading about Lincoln's life, readers will learn how he eventually gets the nickname, "Honest Abe", and they will read about interesting anecdotes from his life. The book takes readers all the way to the White House and then the unfortunate day when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln Fact Tracker Book gives valuable information about Abraham Lincoln and his life. It is an excellent resource book for younger readers and goes along nicely with another Magic Tree House Book. Mary Pope Osborne wanted to write books for her kids. Her kids loved her books she then wanted to publish her book and write more for the world! In all of her books, she uses her main characters, Jack and Annie, who use their tree house, which is magical and explore the world, going on educational adventures along the way. But this book is a fact tracker, full of facts, on people and places, such as Abraham Lincoln! I think these books are great and everyone should read them. They are filled with adventure and action and facts. My sister read these books, every, single, one, and she said she loved these books! I read these books while I was younger and I thought these were awesome. This fact tracker about Abraham Lincoln is filled with informational facts perfect for a school report or just for fun. I give Abraham Lincoln Fact Tracker Book 5 out of 5 stars for its awesome characters, side facts and even the fact it is on Abraham Lincoln.

Review written by Logan (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Abraham Lincoln for this review.

Have you read Abraham Lincoln? How would you rate it?

1 comment:

  1. I found this very interesting. Thanks. See also family tree to trace your family heritage.