Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln
As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln loved being out in nature and particularly loved animals, even saving some. He rescued a frog from the jaws of a snake and saved a golden dog that had a broken leg. He splinted her leg and took her home. Abe named the dog Honey, and she became his constant companion. It is a good thing he found Honey because saving can be a two-way street. One day, Abe dropped a bag of grain at the mill to be ground. He and Honey explored the nearby woods while waiting for the grain to be done, and when Abe found a cave, he went in, followed closely by Honey. Abe got stuck between two boulders, and it was Honey who was able to go for help, saving Abe from a terrible fate.
Author Shari Swanson has written a fun and sweet telling of a true story from Abe Lincoln’s childhood that is well researched and beautifully written. Youngsters will be fascinated with this peek into a favorite president’s life. Illustrator Chuck Groenick uses a soft palette and lots of fun details to complement the story. This is a honey of a book.
|Author||Shari Swanson, with illustrations by Chuck Groenick|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|
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