HONEST ABE by Edith Kunhardt


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Age Range: 5 - 8
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 From an ``internationally known folk artist,'' a series of carefully composed images representing the most significant and/or best-known points in Lincoln's life. Zeldis's designs are decorative and lively, her colors vibrant--emerald, electric blue, lemon, gold, crimson, fuchsia. But the stiff forms and dour, stolidly stylized figures-- recalling traditional naive art--are distancing. Kunhardt presents the essential facts in a brief, unadorned text with sentences so short and simple that they fall like the blows of a hammer. An acceptable first biography, and interesting for the art, where funds permit. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-11189-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1992


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