Abe Lincoln Alive?

By Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Random House Books for Young Readers, $5.99, 128 pages

Fans of the Magic Tree House series won’t want to miss reading the Fact Tracker companion books. Abraham Lincoln: Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #25 complements the 47th book of the series. Learn basic facts and read interesting stories about one of America’s most famous politicians. What was Lincoln’s experience with slavery? What type of father was he? What jobs did he have before becoming president of the United States? And how long did he have that beard? Authors Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce organize material in short and interesting segments. Elaborate illustrations and photographs accompany the passages. In case readers want more information, the authors include lists of helpful books, DVDs and Internet sites, as well as suggest visiting museums and landmarks dedicated to Lincoln. Kids, parents and teachers will appreciate this fascinating book.

Reviewed by Lisa Ard