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Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)


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Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didn’t like him as president, a homely appearance—what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn’t just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten a grim situation with a clever quip.
     This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so distinctive—and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times.

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ISBN-13: 9780544668287
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer are a husband-and-wife writing team known for bringing, friendly, humorous, and well-researched nonfiction to young readers. They live in San Diego, California. You can visit their websites at and

Stacy Innerst, an award-winning editorial artist and the illustrator of several picture books, has long had an interest in Lincoln and the Civil War. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at

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