February 12 Birthday: ABE LINCOLN CROSSES A CREEK: A TALL THIN TALE

Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
Feb. 12, 1809-Apr. 14, 1865

Abe Lincoln Crosses A Creek: A Tall Thin Tale (Introducing his Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by John Hendrix (Schwartz & Wade, 2008)

This fictionalized account about young Abe (age seven) and his real life friend Austin and how Austin saves Abe’s life when he falls off a log trying to cross Knob Creek. An author’s note at the back of the book reveals the genesis of this story.

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