Abe Lincoln's Dream

Abe Lincoln s Dream From the bestselling author of It s a Book comes a funny touching tale about the legacy of America s greatest president When a schoolgirl gets spearated from her tour of the White House and finds her

  • Title: Abe Lincoln's Dream
  • Author: Lane Smith
  • ISBN: 9781596436084
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the bestselling author of It s a Book comes a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America s greatest president When a schoolgirl gets spearated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself Together they embark on a journey across sthe country to answer Lincoln s questions and qFrom the bestselling author of It s a Book comes a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America s greatest president When a schoolgirl gets spearated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself Together they embark on a journey across sthe country to answer Lincoln s questions and quiet his concerns abou the nation for which he gave his life This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith Abe Lincoln s Dream is funny, touching, and surprising in a way only possible from this master picture book creator.

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    About "Lane Smith"

    1. Lane Smith

      Smith was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but moved to Corona, California at a young age He spent summers in Tulsa, however, and cites experiences there as inspirations for his work, saying that o nce you ve seen a 100 foot cement buffalo on top of a donut stand sic in the middle of nowhere, you re never the same He studied art in college at the encouragement of his high school art teacher, helping to pay for it by working as a janitor at Disneyland He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration, and moved to New York City, where he was hired to do illustrations for various publications including Time, Mother Jones, and MsSmith is married to Molly Leach, who is a book designer and designed the Smith Scieszka collaborationcmillan author lanesmith

    849 thoughts on “Abe Lincoln's Dream”


    1. A young visitor to the White House (a.k.a Executive Mansion, as Lincoln called it) finally puts Lincoln's ghost to rest in this imaginative picture book, answering his questions about the state of the nation.Love the design, varied fonts, tidbits of history, thick paper, muted palette with marvelous color accents (the rose garden, the cherry blossoms.) And the corny jokes. Best for sharing with elementary age children.



    2. I found this fun story on OverDrive. I really enjoyed this one. It's about Abe Lincoln's ghost haunting the White House, and the little girl who befriends him.


    3. A very dreamlike book in every sense of the word. That is, eccentric, odd, and rambly as true dreams are. Smith takes a dream Lincoln evidently had the night before his assassination and other nights too, the legend that his ghost haunts the White House, and literally takes off with it. And so we've got a little girl touring the White House today taking off on her dream and his too. Gorgeous art and design that is undoubtably the work of Lane Smith and Molly Leach.


    4. In history, various dogs would not enter the Lincoln bedroom in the White House. Some believe it to haunted. One little girl meets the ghost of President Lincoln show shares his bad dream. The girl takes him flying over the nation to answer his questions. Only after these questions can he sail off to peace. It’s an interesting book. But… not one I would use with a lincoln lesson.


    5. I have mixed feelings about this book. Here's what this book did for my 3rd graders: It piqued their curiosity and interest in Abraham Lincoln. It made them scurry to the biography section and search for books about Abe. That is a very, very good thing. Here's what this book did for me: It made me feel like I should have given my students some background on Abe before we read the book. Some of the questions that Abe was asking the little girl regarding the current state of people and our country [...]


    6. From the bestselling author of It's a Book comes a funny, touching tale about the legacy of America's greatest president. When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln's questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is signature Lane Smith; Abe Lincoln's [...]


    7. I'm a big Lincoln fan. Wasn't sure how I'd like this book. Loved it.Leave it to Lane Smith to use humor in a book about Lincoln's ghost. This book is a totally fun way of introducing Abraham Lincoln to kids. So many springboards: his presidency, his humor, how the country turned out after his death, his dreams of death and rumors of his ghost haunting the White House. Kids love that ghost stuff. Pair this with Maira Kalman's Looking at Lincoln, another favorite of mine.


    8. I wondered about this book at first but I found it rather entertaining. Not only does is show some of the White House dogs, but it also give a look at how far we have come as a nation. Very interesting way to portray this to younger readers.


    9. Disappointed in this one. Doesn't seem to meet who I expected the target audience to be. Mixes many elements rather disjointly - history, Abraham Lincoln, ghosts, current times. Pictures were great but wasn't a fan of the rest.


    10. It has long been rumored that Lincoln's ghost wanders the White House, possibly due to his concern that the Civil War was not successful. In this picture book a young visitor enjoys Lincoln's corny jokes as she reassures him that things have changed for the better.


    11. Definitely for older readers who can appreciate a big question to chew on, a little whimsey, and a touch of hope.



    12. A young African American girl puts the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, haunted by unfinished business, to rest. One of the most unusual and enjoyable Lincoln stories for young people I have ever seen.


    13. So layered in every way.Text, layout, illustrations, story.It's wild and unexpected and funny and hopeful while still feeling truthful. (Even though the whole ghost thing is made up.)



    14. I thought this book was interesting in theory but it was confusing to read the text in the way the author may have intended- sentences are around illustrations and on the top of the page the order was slightly confusing. I was unsure of some of the plot, again I appreciated the idea of the text.


    15. Interesting topic. Weird Read. Abe Lincoln as a ghost; artwork is all lined and crosshatched; wording consists of several fonts and word shapes; words wrap around images. Presidential, joking, dreams. Abe travels with girl who shows him how much the U.S. has changed. Abe's dream the night before his assassination "In an indescribable vessel moving rapidly toward an indistinct shore." He had the dream several time. Features dogs of FDR, LBJ and Reagan who would bark and the Lincoln Bedroom.


    16. I'm usually not a fan of font overload and all-caps writing--which this book has in spades--but somehow, Lane Smith makes it work. Cute story, and really creative illustrations. I might actually use this book to teach design theory, because it's all here. Fun book.



    17. This book is about a girl on tour with her class when she accidentally finds herself in Lincolns bedroom. She then meets his gosht. This book explains about Lincolns legacy and things he did. It was a very interesting and different book. The font was very large and in your face. I liked the book but I have read better on this topic.


    18. Lane Smith is pretty awesome and I really liked this book. Love the illustrations and typography, but the story is touching and thought-provoking.


    19. Oh Lane Smith, you are so awesome. Every elementary school-aged kid in the country should have access to every book you've been a part of creating.



    20. The girl finds Abe Lincoln's ghost. He takes her places and he talks to her about his hopes and dreams for the United States today.Teachable points: Abrahama Lincoln, presidents, history


    21. I found this book to be really cute, and fun, but not very informational. It's about a young girl who is on a tour of the white house when she sees the ghost of Abe Lincoln. She leaves the group and flies around to different parts of the world and show him how everything is in todays world. Abe asks her questions about things that were started when he was alive, or were just ideas, and she answers them and shows him how far along the US has came since then. In the end they're both pleased with w [...]


    22. I've had this one featured on my shelf for February. Since we were just off a day in recognition of President's Day, it seems like a fitting one to review today. Lane Smith does a fantastic job of presenting a book about Lincoln differently than others for young students that still piques their interest and gives them a story they enjoy. I noticed a few students pulling this one today during some time between an assessment piece we had to administer. All students I spoke with enjoyed the book, b [...]


    23. A young schoolgirl gets separated from her group during a White House tour. She finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, a room (the reader is informed) that curiously sparked fear in some White House dogs. There she sees and speaks with the ghost of Lincoln himself. He tells her about a recurring dream, and reveals that he is deeply curious about the state of the union today. The girl, Quincy, tells him that the union survived, equality for all is progressing, and fellow man getting along with fel [...]


    24. (16/60) - Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith -- Not much to say. The pictures are gorgeous (why I bought it). The lay out is also really creative and fun. The problem is that there was potential that wasn't tapped. I didn't understand the purpose of the book. It wasn't fun, or informative, or inspiring (at least not for me).


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