Sep 28, 2022
Looking at Lincoln
Posted by Maira Kalman

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  • Title: Looking at Lincoln
  • Author: Maira Kalman
  • ISBN: 9780399240393
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
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babyhippoface

Kalman has given us a beautifully simple introduction to our 16th President and my personal Presidential hero that focuses on who he was as a person as much as the important events of his time in office She tells us that he loved vanilla cake best but sometimes he was so busy thinking he would forget to eat She tells us he was seven feet tall when he wore his stovepipe hat, and that he stuffed the inside of his hat with notes and notes and notes She tells us he loved his dog, Fido, music especi [...]


Lisa Vegan

What I especially love about this book is how accessible the account is for kids learning about Lincoln and his time in history It certainly makes history and the man come alive I usually have problems with books such as this, one that mixes non fiction with speculation fiction, but I was okay with the way it was done here.I really enjoyed the illustrations They re also very accessible and greatly enhance the text, and their appearance changes to match what is going on in the account.I did learn [...]


Laura

What a fantastic book I love Lincoln, and this book captures what he stood for in a beautiful way The young girl s fascination with him personalizes this biography.The pictures are vivid, and even the font adds to the greatness of the book.This book is on the Texas Bluebonnet List for next year, and I hope the kids like it as much as I do And I hope they ll follow the narrator s urging and really look at himd this book is a terrific start.


Melissa Mcavoy

It is rare that settling a coffee shop tab is the jumping off point for a biographical sketch, but then Maria Kalman s work rarely takes us where we expect to go Looking at Lincoln deftly integrates Kalman s admiration for Lincoln with research prompted by a realization she has passed a man in the park that looked just like him The book begins with handwritten personal reflections, in a large font accessible to young readers Once Kalman has visited the library, facts are rendered in simple typef [...]


Allison Parker

I m a total sucker for Maira Kalman Here she weaves poignant intimacy into a seemingly exhausted topic the life of Abraham Lincoln Painted still life examinations coupled with her signature, handwritten thoughts allow the reader to stop for a moment, and wonder with the author He wrote many notes and stuffed them inside his hat What was he thinking about I wonder if Mary and Abraham had nicknames for each other Did she call him Linky Did he call her Little Plumpy Maybe Consideration of the Civil [...]


Melody

There were three, maybe four splendid illustrations in this book All of them are good and one of them is absolutely breathtaking The text is warm, informative without being smarmy or stupid a sin so many nonfiction picture books commit I m glad I read it.


Agnė

3.5 out of 5A well researched yet very accessible and engaging I would even call it eccentric picturebook biography of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.However, although Maira Kalman s illustrations are colorful and bold, I am not a huge fan of her drawing style


Jamie

Another excellent book by Maira the Great Interesting, humane, and colorfully illustrated


Jim Erekson

I ve loved Maira Kalman s absurd style since Nancy bought Chicken Soup, Boots back in the 90s Because this book is presented as a look at Lincoln s image and its saturation in popular culture, I find it a fine postmodern picturebook Her trademark illustration style pays little homage to the photo realism we expect in informational text Hi, Stacy The framing and photo album composition is consistent with the title throughout the book I am looking in Free association and coincidence prompted the e [...]


Susan Rowe

BiographyKalman, Maira Looking at Lincoln New York , 2012 Print.The major subjects of the book are Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and presidency The book touches on the ideas of curiosity, honesty, and freedom The book is an unconventional biography of Abraham Lincoln that includes lesser known, unusual facts about the president and his family It offers a fun, new way of learning about the 16th president of our country Discussion ideas could include discussing Abraham Lincoln s life and how he [...]


Barbara

From the endpapers with the Gettsyburg Address all the way through the book s concluding page at the Lincoln Memorial, this picture book is a treat and a visually appealing tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the nation s sixteenth president It starts in an unusual way when the narrator happens to see a tall man who reminds her of someone Later, after she uses a 5 bill with Lincoln s visage on it, she realizes the connection between the tall man who caught her eye and Lincoln A visit to the library prov [...]


Deborah

The life of Abraham Lincoln, through the wondering eyes of Maira Kalman On the day he was elected I bet Mary made his favorite Vanilla Cake But maybe he forgot to eat his slice He was often to busy thinking to eat On the left hand page, a big slice of cake on the right, a top hat So, from this we have a witty take on Mary and Lincoln s relationship, what they liked to eat, and the fact that Lincoln was a deeply meditative man a point simply illustrated by a very tall hat , that he stuffed with t [...]


Christine Turner

Abraham Lincoln is one of the first giants of history children are introduced to, and now Maira Kalman brings him to life with her trademark style and enthusiasm Lincoln s legacy is everywhere there he is on your penny and five dollar bill And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together But who was he, really The little girl in this book wants to find out Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had [...]


Dolly

This is a wonderful book that shows the things that one young girl learns about Abraham Lincoln It is a biography wrapped inside a story, and we all learned a little something new about President Lincoln I like that the details shared include ones that children might be interested in, like the fact that he loved to eat an apple everyday, he loved listening to Mozart, and that his dog was named Fido I am not a big fan of the illustrations, but I will admit that they give the impression of the wid [...]


Becky Loader

I am now a fan of Maira Kalman I read about this book in a recommended list in the newspaper I was thoroughly charmed by the simple, elegant words and the totally appropriate, appealing artwork A girl sees a man walking in the park, and he reminds her of someone That someone is Abraham Lincoln She decides to find out about Mr Lincoln by going to the library a girl after my own heart Please note she does not google him Her explorations yield tantalizing factoids that are accompanied by equally ta [...]


Marcy

Looking at Lincoln, by Maira Kalman, is an amazing depiction of Abraham Lincoln with magnificent colored pictures and not only factual information, but the thinking about Lincoln by a small girl who is looking at his statue in the Lincoln Monument As she wonders about Lincoln, some factual answers are provided This was the first book that my not so much beginner ELL student wanted to read in English History is powerful, and if it is told in this way, it is accessible to all students I made the c [...]


Vj

The author states that there are over 16,000 books written about Lincoln , and I think this is a really good one for children to read Written from a young girl s point of view, the book has just enough factual information to be informative for a child and the accompanying questions and comments would be of interest to children I especially like the use of two typefaces, one for the facts and one for the wonderings and comments of the child Illustrations are attractive and appealing too I would l [...]


David Schaafsma

This is a story of Kalman s inquiry into Lincoln It s HER story, which begins with seeing a very tall, thin man on the street, and paying for coffee with dollar bills with Lincoln on it , then going to the library It s a story of how inquiry into Lincoln started for her, so it s not one of these objective children s biographies As an artist, she is obsessed with his look, as in truth much of the world has always been But in her library research she also finds out lots of important and also quirk [...]


Paul

What an engaging book about such a familiar and iconic figure The device of looking at him through the learning and impressions of the narrator works well Kalman s illustrations and her color palette are an experience in themselves some have the feel of Chagall, others Matisse or Gauguin, and one reminded me of a Cezanne still life This isn t going to be a satisfying book for younger readers or for those who prefer a cleaner or Disneyesque style of illustration, but all this helps make it exper [...]


Donalyn

Renowned artist, Maira Kalman, expresses her deep attachment to Abraham Lincoln in this playful introduction to our most admired President Illustrated with bold splashes of color and thick, uneven, black lines, which look like a child s artwork I especially loved the endpapers, which display the complete text of the Gettysburg Address.


Elizabeth A

This little biography of Lincoln is done with Maira Kalman s usual flair, and is a delight to read I love how she paints with such care everyday things Lincoln s hat for example There is something so fresh about her style I guess this is targeted for the kiddie set, but I poured over it, and learned something new to boot.


Danielle

LOVED this book and was moved by it Kalman s illustrations are so rich as are her observations, details, and wondering snippets about Lincoln s internal life I also love that she includes Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass with their own spreads Wonderful, sad, vibrant.


Sharon Lawler

Unique synopsis of the life of one of our best presidents The art on most of the pages focus on one thing from the event being summarized Loved the Gettysburg Address on the end boards


Jake Delaney

This book is appropriate for children between the ages of 6 and 8 years old and has not won any awards The book is about Abraham Lincoln and his life It starts with the beginning of his life and ends with how he passed The book takes you through each important moment or event that had happened to Abraham Lincoln I like this book because it is very information and tells the story of Abraham Lincoln The story is accompanied by many great illustrations to depict the story The book can be used in a [...]


Trista Watson

Looking at Lincoln is a Biography book by Maira Kalman It is written at the third grade reading level The book gives facts about Abraham Lincoln and also gives a child s perspective on those aspects of his life It is a fun way to learn about Lincoln while not be bored by only facts This story could be used in researching Abraham Lincoln for a writing assignment or for reader s theater There is no content concerns for this book.


Heather

This book handles the serious aspects of Lincoln s life, presidency, and death with care for children My son especially enjoyed the child like illustrations.


Lindsey

I loved sharing this book with my daughter It was the perfect amount of information with engaging illustrations.


Stephanie

A biography written in kid language that they will enjoy They will feel like a friend is filling them in on this favorite president.


Jo Oehrlein

Picture book biography of Lincoln.


Amy

Civil War, Slavery



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