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The Lincoln Memorial
ISBN: 9781432909666
Author: Harris, Nancy
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
Published: August 2008
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Introduces the Lincoln Memorial, discussing what it symbolizes, what it looks like, where it is at, and what Abraham Lincoln did to deserve a memorial.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Symbols, Monuments, Etc.
Library of Congress Subjects:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.); Juvenile literature.
Signs and symbols; United States; Juvenile literature.
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Dewey: 975.3
LCCN: 2008277265
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Acorn
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: Preschool
Grade level: Preschool
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 8.25" L x 0.50" W
Bargain Category: Non-Fiction, History, Early Elementary
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring)
This series attempts to explain the concept of America's national symbols. Beginning readers will appreciate the simple vocabulary, though the boilerplate language common to all books is vague and dull ("A symbol is a type of sign. A symbol shows you something"). Clear photographs and reproductions provide visual support. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Patriotic Symbols titles: [cf2]The Capitol Building[cf1], [cf2]The Lincoln Memorial[cf1], [cf2]Mount Rushmore[cf1], [cf2]The National Anthem[cf1], and [cf2]The Washington Monument[cf1].] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Fall)
These volumes explore the history behind American patriotic symbols and how they are viewed today. Stock color photographs and illustrations on every page provide a visual narrative to supplement the writing. The texts, though adequate in translation, oversimplify the concepts to the point of confusion. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Simbolos patrioticos titles: El Capitolio, El himno nacional, El Monumento a Lincoln, El Monumento a Washington, and Monte Rushmore.] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 November)

K-Gr 1–These simple texts are designed for children to read themselves. In making them accessible to beginning readers, however, many concepts are oversimplified, including the introductory premise, "A symbol is a type of sign. A symbol shows you something." Although four of the books are about monuments and buildings, they include few details about design or construction. National Anthem does not discuss the music or include a full listing of the words. Most of the volumes contain excellent large, color photographs, current enough to include figures such as Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Lincoln Memorial, however, features several poorly executed period paintings, including one depicting the African-American people (but not Lincoln, who appears in the same picture) with oddly bright lips. On only a slightly higher reading level, the "American Symbols" series (Capstone) addresses many of the same topics in a more compelling and educational manner.

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