HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. LINCOLN
and happy writer, when this review arrived: “One of the best I’ve seen on this time in Lincoln’s and the country’s life. I was moved while reading it and will share with my son and grandson, both buffs of the Civil War. D. Hamer”
IN TUCSON, AZ, ON LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY, I read a shortened version of the story to 4th and 5th graders in three public schools. Each class was a quiet, attentive audience. At the end of the story I gave each young person a Lincoln penny and they were thrilled to receive a coin they might not have bothered to pick up from the ground. The connection to Lincoln's world made the penny magical.