After reading From the Poor House to the President: The Story of Abraham Lincoln from iStoryBooks.co, a new generation of children will choose President Lincoln as their favorite president. It may seem strange to believe, but children do love learning about history and they will enjoy learning about the president who wanted to free the slaves. Children will quickly learn about the life of Abraham Lincoln from his poor childhood to his sad death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth.
Illustrations for Young Children
The illustrations and the details in the story are appropriately written for younger audiences. Even the pages that talk about the Civil War and the death of the president are done in a way that will not be disturbing to children. The picture that illustrates the death of president simply shows Lincoln with an uncomfortable look on his face. The pages about the war have illustrations that show Lincoln talking to soldiers. There are not graphic illustrations in the book. Antara Majumder illustrated the book with young children in mind.
The Bright Angel in a Sea of Despair
It is clear from the beginning of the book that Abraham Lincoln did not have a happy childhood. Children will see that Lincoln’s mother died when he was nine years old. They will also see that he did not enjoy his farm-land lifestyle. It is also apparent that he was a person who preferred learning and reading to working on the farm. The one bright spot of Lincoln’s childhood was his stepmother who he called his “angel mother;” she encouraged him to pursue his passion for learning to read and write. Without her, he would not have become the President of the United States.
Honesty and Integrity as a Lawyer
Once Lincoln was old enough to pursue a career, he became a lawyer. He felt called to save people and he began his law career helping people who were wrongly accused. He helped one of his cousins fight a murder charge, as well as many other people. His reputation as an honest and kind lawyer was what made people take notice of him. Eventually, people told him that he would be a good president. Even Lincoln knew the job would be tough, he ran for office and won. He became the sixteenth president and his biggest goal was to help everyone become free.
Living Through a Difficult War
From the Poor House to the President: The Story of Abraham Lincoln tells about the challenges that Lincoln faced once he was inaugurated. He had to work with the struggles between the north and south states regarding slavery. This brought about the Civil War. Lincoln was upset that so many good people died fighting in the war and he showed his respect for them during the Gettysburg Address. When the war was over and slavery was abolished, he gave another famous speech – the Emancipation Proclamation – which is also shared in the book. Then, one of the saddest days in American history occurred. On April 14, 1865, James Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln.
Memorials, Money, and Mount Rushmore
The book finishes by talking about the memorials to the lost president. The Lincoln Memorial, which was built in 1868, is on the next page. After that, children will see the money that wears Lincoln’s face and they will learn that he is one of the presidents on Mount Rushmore. The book concludes by reminding the readers that Lincoln worked hard to make a difference in the lives of others and that his integrity and honesty made him great.
Living Proof of the American Dream
The story of Abraham Lincoln is certainly one that makes Americans proud. He was one of the best presidents and he came from such humble beginnings. This book is so well done that children who read it will be reminded of the importance of getting an education. They will also learn that integrity, respect, and honesty are traits that will take them far in life. They will also see that stepparents can be positive influences in the lives of stepchildren, too. The book offers many interesting topics for further reading and discussing. Parents, teachers, and children will be very happy with From the Poor House to the President: The Story of Abraham Lincoln from iStoryBooks.co.