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Abraham Lincoln: From the Log Cabin to the White House: Campfire Heroes Line
Contributor(s): Helfand, Lewis (Author), Manikandan (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 9380741219     ISBN-13: 9789380741215
Publisher: Campfire
OUR PRICE: $11.04  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 2013

Annotation: In graphic novel format, presents the life of the United States' sixteenth president, discussing his childhood and youth, entry into politics, and major victories in the White House.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels - Biography
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Political
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2012533316
Series: Campfire Heroes
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 6.5" W x 10.2" (0.60 lbs) 105 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Lewis Helfand was born in 1978 in Philadelphia. Always passionate about comic books, Lewis wrote his very own, Wasted Minute — a story about a world without crime where superheroes are forced to work regular jobs. After it was well-received, he soon started collaborating with other artists and released several more issues over the next few years. Now Lewis also works outside the field of comic books as a freelance writer and reporter for a number of national print and online publications.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 March)

Gr 6–9—Framed as the president relaying his biography to his young son Tad, this comic refreshingly covers Lincoln's early frontier life as well as his presidency. That said, it treats his administration in a skewed way, presenting slavery not just as the primary issue of the day, but also as the only issue Lincoln faced during his term. Historians might take issue with that, and it might be a good idea to use this graphic novel in tandem with more historically accurate sources. Still, the facts and appended trivia present information that not everyone with a passing familiarity with Lincoln may know. The effort to humanize him by recounting his story alongside tragic family events, including the death of three of his four children before they reached the age of 20, is interesting. The art isn't much help, as many of the figure sketches and bland coloring seem rushed and possibly incomplete. This graphic novel does very little to modernize Lincoln's life for a contemporary audience.—Ryan P. Donovan, New York Public Library

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