Monday, February 11, 2013

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.   

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