Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg

Abe Lincoln Grows Up

byCarl Sandburg

Paperback | January 12, 2009

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A beautifully told story of young Abraham Lincoln's coming-of-ageDrawn from the early chapters of Carl Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, this is the story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood. Growing up poor on the family farm, Abe did chores, helped his father cut down trees, and expertly skinned animals and cured hides. As a young man, he became an avid reader. When he witnessed a slave auction while on a flatboat trip down the Mississippi, he was forever changed-and so was the future of America. This is the remarkable story of Lincoln's youth, early America, and the pioneer life that shaped one of our country's greatest presidents.

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CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he...
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Title:Abe Lincoln Grows UpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.57 inPublished:January 12, 2009Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0156026155

ISBN - 13:9780156026154

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Made from the first 27 chapters of Sandburg's original two-volume work, Abraham Lincoln: the prairie years.

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'[A] readable, heroic biography'- The New York Times Book Review 'Admirers of Mr. Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, will be glad of an opportunity to share that uniquely interesting picture of pioneer life with their children . . . confidently commended.'- Saturday Review