The Lincolns
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
The Lincolns
Candace Fleming
The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page. The Lincolns received four starred reviews and won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Non-Fiction, making this the perfect addition to any collection.Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary’s recipe for Abraham’s favorite cake—and bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns’ dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln’ s own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, The Lincolns provides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.

Book Details


  • Educational
  • Historical Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Lincolns by Candace Fleming is a fabulous non-fiction book about the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Everyone has heard the story of Abraham Lincoln, but I loved it because it also told the story of Mary Lincoln. It was interesting to see the contrast between Abrahams and Marys childhood. Abraham was a hard working farm boy and Mary never worked a day in her life, coming from a rich family. In this book the reader also learns about the lives of the Lincoln's sons, Tad, William and Thomas.

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