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Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words



by
Donna Janell Bowman
illustrated by
S.D. Schindler

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
Imprint
Peachtree
ISBN
9781561458523
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When Abraham Lincoln became frustrated with the actions of James Shield, a political rival, he came up with a plan. It was silly. It was clever. And it was a great big mistake!

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

36

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 12"

Dewey

973.7092 B

AR

4.8: points 0.5

Lexile

800L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

2

JLG Release

Jun 2018

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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School Library Journal

In this lengthy narrative, Bowman recounts the tale of Abraham Lincoln’s almost-duel in 1842, when he served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. In an effort to prove that everyone makes mistakes and to exemplify the power of an apology, the author details a provocative letter that Lincoln submitted to a newspaper anonymously. One thing led to another and Lincoln was challenged to a duel. Bowman adds levity and appeal through the use of a Midwestern dialect, second-person point of view, and figurative language that readily evokes time and place. Schindler’s illustrations, done in watercolor and ink, are a perfect accompaniment to this moralistic story. Back matter includes additional information about mudslinging, the Aunt Rebecca Letters (as the anonymous letters were known), James Shields, the Illinois Banking Crisis, the author’s rationale for the book, and suggestions for further reading. VERDICT An additional purchase for history buffs and Lincoln aficionados.—Lynn Van Auken, Oak Bluffs School, MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

In this lengthy narrative, Bowman recounts the tale of Abraham Lincoln’s almost-duel in 1842, when he served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. In an effort to prove that everyone makes mistakes and to exemplify the power of an apology, the author details a provocative letter that Lincoln submitted to a newspaper anonymously. One thing led to another and Lincoln was challenged to a duel. Bowman adds levity and appeal through the use of a Midwestern dialect, second-person point of view, and figurative language that readily evokes time and place. Schindler’s illustrations, done in watercolor and ink, are a perfect accompaniment to this moralistic story. Back matter includes additional information about mudslinging, the Aunt Rebecca Letters (as the anonymous letters were known), James Shields, the Illinois Banking Crisis, the author’s rationale for the book, and suggestions for further reading. VERDICT An additional purchase for history buffs and Lincoln aficionados.—Lynn Van Auken, Oak Bluffs School, MA

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