An Affectionate Farewell: The Story of Old Abe and Old Bob

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Bunker Hill Publishing Co
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7.24 X 10.38 X 0.46 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Trudy Krisher is a retired liberal arts professor and an award winning children's author. Her books include Kathy's Hats: A Story of Hope and Spite Fences. Her awards include the International Reading Association's Best Young Adult Novel Award.She lives in Dayton OH. Bert Dodson is the author and illustrator of the best-selling learn-to-draw classic Keys to Drawing as well as the illustrator of over 80 children's books including a previous one with Willem Lang. He has also co-written The Way Life Works with noted biologist Mahlon Hoagland. He lives in Bradford, Vermont.


"An Affectionate Farewell: The Story of Old Bob and Old Abe is a children's picturebook about President Abraham Lincoln, who presided during the Civil War and oversaw the end of legal slavery in America. But it is also about Abraham Lincoln as a person, known for his kindness toward animals and humans alike. Along with the more well-known stories of such as how Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and the tragedy of his assassination, are little-known true tales of Lincoln's boyhood and adulthood. For example, when Lincoln was a child he had a beloved pet pig that he trained to play hide-and-seek, only to be horrified on the day when his father butchered it for food. Young Lincoln also stopped a group of boys from tormenting a turtle, and wrote an essay against animal cruelty. Lincoln's relationship with his faithful horse "Old Bob" is a recurring story theme. Lincoln even started the presidential tradition of pardoning a turkey, when his young son befriended the fowl that was originally destined to become Thanksgiving dinner for the White House. An Affectionate Farewell contains a fair amount of text, and is ideal for young readers who are just about ready to transition from picturebooks to chapter books. Enlightening, educational, and portraying a strong moral message through both the smallest and the most momentous deeds of a great man, An Affectionate Farewell is enthusiastically recommended for public and school library collections." -- Midwest Book Review