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This powerful, somber book gloriously introduces the most famous speech in American history to a new generation and gives fresh meaning to those who have read and heard it before. Evocative woodcut illustrations bring a depth to the words of the Gettysburg address as they pull out the meaning of Lincoln's oft-quoted words. 32 pages, softcover, Ages 9-12.
The words of President Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address are as relevant and meaningful today as they were in 1863. This magnificent book is a stunning exploration of some of the most powerful words ever spoken in American history.
Award-winning artist Michael McCurdy has illustrated more than 170 books for adults and children. His books often explore America’s past, bringing to life its history and traditions. He lives with his wife, Deborah, on a farm in western Massachusetts.
"McCurdy brings the important words of America's sixteenth president to life for a new generation of children bombarded by violent acts." School Library Journal, Starred