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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781682633359
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 36
  • RRP: $17.99

Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

The Duel that Shaped a Future President




Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But early in his adult life, it got him into trouble. He had to use his imagination to save his career—and maybe even his life.

When Abraham Lincoln became frustrated with the actions of James Shield, a political rival, he came up with a plan. It was silly. It was clever. And it was a great big mistake! Lincoln wrote a series of fictional letters to the editor, complaining about Shields.

But when Shields took offense, he challenged Lincoln to a duel. How did our future president straighten things out and save the lives and careers of both himself and his rival?

Donna Bowman's humorous voice and S. D. Schindler's expressive illustrations are the perfect match for this story of Abraham Lincoln's humor and wit. Back matter includes an author's note and bibliography.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781682633359
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 36
  • RRP: $17.99

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Praise for Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

"Bowman adds levity and appeal. . . Schindler's illustrations, done in watercolor and ink, are a perfect accompaniment to this moralistic story." —School Library Journal "Bowman's upbeat telling is infused with folksy humor, and Schindler's superb watercolor-and-ink illustrations effectively capture the time period" —Kirkus Reviews "Lively, engaging. . . Bowman's conversational, folksy reader-directed paragraphs incorporate droll, dramatic, and suspenseful touches that will likely hold readers' interest. . . Schindler's intricate, expressive watercolor-and-ink illustrations lend further vibrancy." —Booklist

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