Abraham Lincoln (Parin d'Aulaire book)
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Author||Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire|
|Illustrator||Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire|
|Genre||Children's picture book|
|Publisher||Doubleday, Beautiful Feet Books, Inc.(2015)|
Abraham Lincoln story is based on the life of the 16th President of the United States, focusing on his early years and the road he took to manhood.
Production and reprinting
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire often explored the environment of their historical subjects and, for Abraham Lincoln, they spent time camping and sketching in Kentucky and Illinois to capture the feel of Lincoln's roots.
The original celebrated artwork was created by stone lithography. By 1957, this was a cumbersome printing process and the d'Aulaire's were asked by their publisher, Doubleday, to reproduce their artwork on acetate for later editions of the book.
For the 75th anniversary of the book's Caldecott recognition, Beautiful Feet Books published a new edition of the book in 2015. Scanning original proofs from a 1939 edition of Abraham Lincoln kept at Yale University, the publishers wished to recapture the richness and subtlety of the original illustrations. Other minor changes were made to the original artwork and text to reflect historical accuracy and contemporary sensibilities to race and culture. The 2015 reprint was featured in Publishers Weekly on December 1, 2015.
- American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
|Caldecott Medal recipient
They Were Strong and Good
|This article about a children's picture book is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a non-fiction history book for children is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a biographical or autobiographical book on an American politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|