A Story For All In Kids' Book About Lincoln

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Ask any schoolchild who their idea of a great president is — any adult, for that matter — and chances are they'll say Abe Lincoln.

Lincoln is the subject of a whole new flood of biographies, studies and appreciations as we approach the 200th anniversary of his birth. There are also many books for children, including Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George and illustrated by Matt Faulkner.

Host Scott Simon speaks with Weekend Edition's ambassador to the world of kiddie literature, Daniel Pinkwater, about this story of President Lincoln's childhood.



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