Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)

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Harcourt Children's Books, April 2010 Sept 2001
Curriculum
Social Studies Curriculum

"Abraham Lincoln, His hand and pen, He will be good but God knows when." At age eleven, Abe Lincoln wrote "his first nonsense poem." He was a boy who loved to learn, who loved to read and who loved words. He also loved to laugh. Life didn't hand Lincoln much to laugh about in his early years. He lost his mother and his sister by the time he was nineteen. He took his sense of humor with him into the military where "he survived a good many bloody battles-with mosquitoes" and into the campaigns for several elections for public office which he lost. His sense of humor carried him into the Presidency and through our country's difficult times. The challenges of Lincoln's life and his philosophy are neatly packaged in this enlightening tale and beautifully balanced by the rough looking light-filled perfect illustrations. 40 pages Ages 8-12

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