Baby Abe: A Lullaby for Lincoln

Baby Abe
Editions:Paperback: $ 25.00
ISBN: 979-8721903939
Size: 8.00 x 10.00 in
Pages: 71

Baby Abe: A Lullaby for Lincoln

This lullaby imagines scenes from Abraham Lincoln’s life, from his 1809 winter arrival in the world to his third birthday (1812). Period objects, foods, verbal expressions and manners are twined into the text. Scenes described are typical of life on the Kaintuck (Kentucky) and Indiana frontiers. Research began with Carl Sandburg’s two-volume biography; and, some years later, embraced the details of Sidney Blumenthal’s A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849 (2016).

Characters are generally true to history with the exception of the preacher, the tinsmith, the shoemaker, the Yarb Woman and the Widder. Although fictional, these characters are typical of individuals who would regularly visit remote homesteads.

66 Pages


Circles by Cirque Press

Announcing Circles, a new imprint of Cirque Press designed for illustrated books. Look to these engaging books for image and light, fun and fantasy, mystery and music. Circles focuses on the singing of the spheres, the clock of the seasons, the mirth of the hyena, and the renewal of legend and myth.

Publisher: Cirque Press

Cirque Press Author — Ann Chandonnet

Ann Chandonnet is a food historian, poet and children's book writer. She has won a national prize for wilderness writing, and a national education prize for Gold Rush Grub (U of Ak Press, Fairbanks). Chandonnet has written a 500-page book, "Write Quick": War and a Woman's Life in Letters, 1835-1869 (Bethel Historical Society) and attended meetings of a Civil War Roundtable in her current home, Lake St. Louis, MO. The four years of research for "Write Quick" supplied some of the information to be later used in Baby Abe.

Chandonnet was a resident of Alaska for 34 years.

Baby Abe should be especially useful to teachers of young children trying to give instruction about Abraham Lincoln. It contains a recipe for Mrs. Lincoln's Gingerbread, a chronology and a glossary as well as instruction for building a log cabin from pretzels.


About the Illustrator — Katie Scarlett Faile