Search Results: "Abe Opincar"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIED BUTTER by Abe Opincar
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Elemental acuity and burlesque combine here to delicious effect."
Food as memory, memory as food, experienced with the unexpectedness of déjà vu, knocked between melancholy and humor, as summoned by newcomer Opincar. Read full book review >

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ABE by Richard Slotkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"That objection aside, this is an absorbing, highly satisfying historical fiction: an appropriate culmination of Slotkin's obviously herculean researches, and his best yet."
Historian (Gunfighter Nation, 1992, etc.) and novelist Slotkin (The Return of Henry Starr, 1988; The Crater, 1980) offers an impressively detailed re-creation of the early years of our myth-enshrouded 16th president. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN by Alan Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"The book quotes Lincoln as saying, 'Whatever you are, be a good one.' This team goes beyond good; they excel at making history real, enjoyable and memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z (2011), the dynamic duo of Schroeder and O'Brien here turn their talents to Abe Lincoln. Read full book review >

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HONEST ABE by Edith Kunhardt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 16, 1993

"An acceptable first biography, and interesting for the art, where funds permit. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)"
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. Read full book review >

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OLD ABE, EAGLE HERO by Patrick Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"She's unafaid of simplicity and blank space, effectively establishing setting and mood with a minimum of fuss, and looks to have a strong future. (Picture book. 5-10)"
What better mascot for an army unit than America's national bird? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"This lightweight book is all about the dog, and, though more entertaining than the allegorical ALDD might be, it remains Lincoln-lite."
Yet another trickle in the constant flood of Lincolniana, this book reports on the qualities of the quadruped that filled the job of Lincoln family dog. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN'S DREAM by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An adroit blend of humor, compassion and quiet optimism reflects the statesman's character and make this a first choice for February or anytime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Smith transcends clichés to present a fresh and intimate glimpse of the 16th president. Read full book review >

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OUR ABE LINCOLN by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A charming tribute. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Adapted from an old song and presented as a children's pantomime, this picture-book survey of the life of the 16th president is well suited for classroom use with early elementary students. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ABE LINCOLN by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Harness will cover more of Abe's life in a future book. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A folksy, genial biography, subtitled ``The Frontier Days, 18091837,'' this is an accessible if bland work. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN LOVED ANIMALS by Ellen Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Well done. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
There is a wealth of anecdotal and scholarly evidence that Abraham Lincoln abhorred cruelty to animals in a time when that was not a popular sentiment. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN REMEMBERS by Ann Turner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"Memorable. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
This handsome and genuinely appealing collaboration transcends the usual picture-book biography genre. Read full book review >