by Carl Sandburg
A beautifully told story of young Abraham Lincoln s coming-of-age
Drawn 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. "
Ages: 12 and up