Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books, written by Kay Winters, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter, Simon and Schuster, 2003.
I didn't actually buy this book; my five-year-old son picked this book out upon his completion of the Summer Reading Program at our local library. I couldn't be prouder of my son for completing the reading challenger, or for his choice of a book.
I have adored Abraham Lincoln since I first studied Law. This book only reinforces my love.
This book provides an excellent introduction to Lincoln for the younger set -- the elementary set. Lincoln's biographical story is deftly told in verse. The verse is accompanied by lovely, poignant illustrations. The two-page spread of winter scene and the cross nearly broke my heart.