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Abraham Lincoln Comes Home

Robert Burleigh; illustrations by Wendell Minor

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When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, the country grieved for the courageous president who had guided them through the Civil War. Over the course of thirteen somber days, people paid homage as Lincoln’s funeral train made its way from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois. In moving prose and stunning paintings, a young boy experiences the deep feelings evoked by the death of a major historical figure, during a time of great change in the country.

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Praise for Abraham Lincoln Comes Home:

"Lincoln's funeral train took 13 days between Washington, D.C., and Springfield, Ill., and drew 30 million mourners along the way. Abraham Lincoln Comes Home by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Wendell Minor, poignantly imagines a father and son paying their respects on the prairie." —USA Today

"Moving prose and dramatic night scenes show them as part of a grieving yet grateful nation, paying homage to a fallen hero." —San Francisco Chronicle

"This quiet, lovely book sensitively communicates a sense of the magnitude of loss felt by so many." —Kirkus Reviews

"A moving portrait of a cultural moment, before the age of 24/7 electronic media, when tribute was paid to the slain president by those who turned out to see the train pass. Text and pictures convey the watchers' sense of solemnity." —Chicago Tribune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Robert Burleigh; illustrations by Wendell Minor

  • ROBERT BURLEIGH is the author of American Moments and Who Said That?: Famous Americans Speak, which was selected as a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Language Arts. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

    WENDELL MINOR
    is the award-winning and bestselling illustrator of numerous books, including Ghost Ship, by Mary Higgins Clark. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.
  • Robert Burleigh
  • Wendell Minor
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Abraham Lincoln Comes Home

Robert Burleigh; illustrations by Wendell Minor

Kansas State Reading Circle, IL Prairie State Author of the Year, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
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