Lincoln and His Boys

Illustrator: P.J. Lynch

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Candlewick Press

Age 8+

Children's & Young Adult: General Non-Fiction

“Rarely does a biography so robustly engage the audience's emotions.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Historians claim him as one of America’s most revered presidents. But to his rambunctious sons, Abraham Lincoln was above all a playful and loving father. Here is Lincoln as seen by two of his boys. With the war raging and the Union under siege, we see history unfolding through Willie’s eyes and then through Tad’s—and we see Lincoln rising above his own inborn sadness and personal tragedy through his devotion to his sons. With evocative and engaging illustrations by P.J. Lynch, Rosemary Wells's carefully researched biography gives us a Lincoln not frozen in time but accessible and utterly real.


Rosemary Wells has written and/or illustrated more than 120 books. She is the author of Ivy Takes Care, Following Grandfather, Lincoln and His Boys, On the Blue Comet, and My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood. She is the illustrator of My Very First Mother Goose, Here Comes Mother Goose, and Mother Goose's Little Treasures, and the author-illustrator of Love Waves and Stella's Starliner. She is also the creator of the beloved series about Max and Ruby.

Illustrator P.J. Lynch began to draw when he was very young. Well known in publishing for the research he devotes to his exquisite and detailed illustrations, he has won the Kate Greenaway Medal for outstanding illustration in children's books twice and is a three time recipient of the Christopher Medal. Among his Christopher Medal-winning books is Susan Wojciechowski's The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomeyale.


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