Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)

by Kathleen Krull, Stacy Innerst
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  • Paul Brewer

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Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didn’t like him as president, a homely appearance—what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn’t just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten a grim situation with a clever quip. 

     This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so distinctive—and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152066390

  • ISBN-10: 015206639X

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2010

  • Carton Quantity: 42

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

Kathleen Krull
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Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at kathleenkrull.com.  
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Stacy Innerst

Stacy Innerst is an award-winning editorial artist and the illustrator of several picture books, including Lincoln Tells a Joke, Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea, and The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny). He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at www.stacyinnerst.com.
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Paul Brewer

Paul Brewer is known for bringing humorous, and well-researched nonfiction to young readers. With his wife, Kathleen Krull, he has co-written The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny),Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), and others. He lives in San Diego, California.
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    * “Children will be drawn in by the straightforward prose, and librarians will enjoy sharing the book aloud. Innerst’s colorful and unconventional acrylic illustrations cover the entire page and are the perfect complement to both the text and the subject matter, making this a standout biography.”  

    School Library Journal, starred review 

      

    * “Readers will smile, too, at this lighthearted look at Lincoln and the many droll quotations attributed to him.”  

    Publishers Weekly, starred review 

      

    “Laughter is not only good medicine. It can also be a political tool, human motivator, and saving grace, as the authors show in this upbeat overview of Lincoln’s life.”  

    —Booklist 

      

    “Innerst’s gorgeous, textured paintings, many of them caricatures, are varied and inventive: When Lincoln’s great height is described in the text, his head and feet are cropped off the page. It’s a quirkily specific biography, but, as with Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora’s wonderful George Washington’s Teeth, illustrated by Brock Cole (2003), it reveals the human side of an American icon in an unusual, lively and thought-provoking way.”  

    Kirkus Reviews 

     

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Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152066390

  • ISBN-10: 015206639X

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2010

  • Carton Quantity: 42

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

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