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Looking at Lincoln Paperback – Picture Book, 3 January 2017

4.8 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

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* "Kalman's fond and bittersweet account of our lanky 16th president evokes both a schoolgirl crush and a Yankee's steely, sorrowful perspective on the price of freedom. . . . Rather than pen a textbook profile, Kalman portrays heartfelt admiration through poignant imagery."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Profusion of bright gouache illustrations that are as colorful as springtime in Arles. . . . Encourages historical examination."—The Horn Book

"Appealingly childlike. . . . Kalman's artwork is the main attraction here, with appealing naive illustrations done in gouache. Each page offers visual treats in a Matisse-like palette."—Kirkus Reviews

"Remarkable. . . . Questions that echo a child's curiosity. . . . This impressionistic biography is one that adults will want to share with children, and that children will pore over."—Library Media Connection

"Embellished with circular, childlike wonderings. . . . Powerful emotional impact."—Booklist

About the Author

In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines.  cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Puffin Books; Reprint edition (3 January 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0147517982
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0147517982
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 - 8 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 249 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.86 x 0.51 x 27.94 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

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Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. She has created many covers for The New Yorker, including the famous map of Newyorkistan (created with Rick Meyerowitz). Ms. Kalman's twelve children's books include Max Makes a Million, Stay Up Late, Swami on Rye, and What Pete Ate. She also has designed fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company, and, with her late husband Tibor Kalman under the M&Co. label, clocks, umbrellas, and other accessories for the Museum of Modern Art. Ms. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.

Photo by Larry D. Moore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Vivi Figueira
5.0 out of 5 stars Um pouquinho de Lincoln, no jeitinho Maira Kalman
Reviewed in Brazil on 7 December 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Um pouquinho de Lincoln, no jeitinho Maira Kalman
Reviewed in Brazil on 7 December 2019
São dois os livros (em inglês) nos quais Maira Kalman nos conta, através de coloridas ilustrações e um pouco de texto, detalhes inusitados e também fatos bem conhecidos da vida e ações de dois dos principais presidentes norte-americanos.

Neste, "Looking at Lincoln" ela nos conta que este presidente nasceu pobre e era um sonhador. Tinha uma madrasta que o amava muito e ele a adorava. Ela o deixava sonhar e ler muito. Na sua juventude ele tinha fama de ser inteligente e honesto. Que, para escrever sobre o Lincoln ela achou mais de 16 mil livros sobre ele.

Nenhum dos dois livros visa aprofundar a história destes presidentes mas são algo a mais, no estilo reflexivo e visual da Maira Kalman. Envio fotos para exemplificar.
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LizP
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking at Lincoln
Reviewed in the United States on 24 February 2013
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Jessica Peck
3.0 out of 5 stars Picture book but mature info
Reviewed in the United States on 28 December 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book to read around Presidents' Day
Reviewed in the United States on 15 June 2016
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Jersey G
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a book for children, a book about a very real man who was destined to be a legend in a wrenching time for our country
Reviewed in the United States on 29 March 2014
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