Lincoln and Grace: Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard

by Steve Metzger, Ann Kronheimer

Scholastic Inc.
January 2013

Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: AD800L

DRA: 38

Guided Reading: P


Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable people, let alone presidents, in the history of the United States. Perhaps it's because his face can be seen everywhere from the $5 bill in your wallet and the penny in your pocket to national monuments across the country. Or maybe it's simply because of his signature beard. Could you ever picture Lincoln without it? I bet you would never guess that there is one little girl in particular to thank for Lincoln's beard.
LINCOLN AND GRACE is the story of Grace Bedell--the eleven-year-old who got a President to listen to her advice. In addition to learning the fascinating true story behind Lincoln's beard, children will love it because it shows that one voice--even one as small as their own--can matter.
Steve Metzger

Steve Metzger is the bestselling author of over sixty children's books, including Detective Blue, Pluto Visits Earth!, The Turkey Train, When the Leaf Blew In, Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea, and the Dinofours series. Steve lives in New York with his family.


Electronic book text

ISBN: 9780545520454

40pp. | 8 x 10