Looking at Lincoln

Celebrate Lincoln's remarkable life in a fresh and exciting way.

By Maira Kalman Illustrated by Maira Kalman Read by Elizabeth Cottle Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / History - United States English Age group 5-9 10m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD January 20, 2015 $29.99 $29.99 9781633796119 Add to Cart
									Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together. But who was he, really? The little girl in this video wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat.

“This inspiring program prods viewers to embrace history.” - Booklist (video review)

Starred review. "Kalman's fond and bittersweet account of our lanky 16th president evokes both a schoolgirl crush and a Yankee's steely, sorrowful perspective on the price of freedom... Rather than pen a textbook profile, Kalman portrays heartfelt admiration through poignant imagery." - Publisher's Weekly

"Appealingly childlike... Kalman's artwork is the main attraction here, with appealing naive illustrations done in gouache. Each page offers visual treats in a Matisse-like palette." - Kirkus Reviews

"...as much a personal impression of Lincoln’s legacy as an informational biography." - Booklist

“Touching on lesser known aspects of Lincoln’s life (including the fact that he used his top hat to carry notes, loved Pippin apples, and especially enjoyed Mozart’s The Magic Flute), as well as his defining role in the Civil War, this historical short is recommended.” - Video Librarian (starred review) -3 Stars