Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare

Lincoln and Kennedy A Pair to Compare President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one room log cabin President John F Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury One was a Republican and one a Democrat They lived and served a hundred years apart Y

  • Title: Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare
  • Author: Gene Barretta
  • ISBN: 9780805099454
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one room log cabin President John F Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury One was a Republican and one a Democrat They lived and served a hundred years apart.Yet they had a number of things in common Some were coincidental having seven letters in their last names Some were monumental Lincoln s support for the abolitionist moPresident Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one room log cabin President John F Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury One was a Republican and one a Democrat They lived and served a hundred years apart.Yet they had a number of things in common Some were coincidental having seven letters in their last names Some were monumental Lincoln s support for the abolitionist movement and Kennedy s support for the civil rights movement They both lost a son while in office And, of course, both were assassinated.In this illuminating book, Gene Barretta offers an insightful portrait of two of our country s most famous presidents.

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    1. Note: This review was written using an F&G copy.Gr. 3-5. Gene Barretta's dual biography of Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy provides a side-by-side comparison of the two leaders during similar moments throughout their lives. The stories are arranged roughly in chronological order, although specific dates are infrequently used. A timeline in the back-matter would have been useful, although the provided quotes, trivia, glossary, and sources are appreciated. The watercolor illustrations are brigh [...]

    2. I can safely say that I have not read a book quite like this before. This book will capture the readers attention and hold it until the book is finished being read. The comparisons made between Lincoln and Kennedy were somewhat shocking and certainly eye-opening, especially if the reader has never thought of their lives side by side such as this. In addition to containing information regarding both Lincoln and Kennedy's lives, this book contains a "While in Office", "Trivia", "Quotes" and glossa [...]

    3. I learned a few new things about both presidents. I really like how this was organized, esp. the pages that are split. Nice, approachable artwork, too.

    4. (Book jacket) President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury. One was a Republican and one a Democrat. They lived and served a hundred years apart. Yet they had a number of things in common. Some were coincidental: having seven letters in their last names. Some were monumental: Lincoln's support for the abolitionist movement and Kennedy's support for the civil rights movement. They both lost a son while in office. And, of cour [...]

    5. Fabulous book! I love the way the author was able to find so many commonalities between the two presidents who lived a hundred years apart. An amazing read that will teach students many facts about our history that most will probably not know. Very interesting to read. I would say a must buy for any elementary school.

    6. Ooohe eerie coincidences between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy! This is a terrific picture book that explores them, and also traces surprisingly similar paths of the two presidents. I found the watercolor illustrations very appealing, the page layout engaging, and the information shared fascinating. I'll be adding this to the collection!

    7. This book was interesting and presented in a format that children will enjoy and learn from. History buffs will enjoy learning about both men's lives from their childhood to death. The facts of their lives are eerily similar. Need a book to teach comparing and contrasting? This book is perfect. I suspect it might create some new interest in history in quite a few students.

    8. This was very fascinating to me, and I loved reading the side-by-side comparisons of Kennedy and Lincoln. I did feel like it was very suddenly message-heavy when the story ends with "what will YOUR legacy be?" (especially since the rest of the story really doesn't suggest that leaving a legacy is really the point of the book)Loved it until that was just sort of thrown in. Weird.

    9. While this was an interesting read it wasn't all that engaging. It did give is a lot of facts about the two presidents and how close their lives were although they lived 100-years apart. The nephew and I read this book for battle of the books.

    10. I love how much history is jammed pack in this well written picture book. It's a great teaching tool to use while explaining the similarities of both of these historic presidents.

    11. Interesting picture book that compares the lives of Kennedy and Lincoln. It was fun to read and see their lives laid out side-by-side. 3rd/4th BOB book.

    12. What a great book. Read to the 5th grade and they were totally enraptured. Good source notes and written in a very engaging manner.

    13. While the two presidents--Abe Lincoln and John F. Kennedy--might seem to have been world's apart, this interesting picture book provides examples of how they were alike in many ways. Although their backgrounds and upbringing were quite different, separated by over 100 years, they both charmed their future wives during social events, both experienced family tragedies, and both had some involvement in civil rights. Oddly enough, both men were assassinated while sitting next to their wives. The boo [...]

    14. An introduction to Presidents Kennedy and Lincoln using the similarities in their lives and terms as a way of formatting the story as a dual narrative. The watercolor artwork gives both presidents a caricature-like look which appeals to much younger readers than the text does. Text puts this at high elementary level based on the way some highlights are ever so carefully worded to ensure both presidents look like heroes in the end and have a long list of accomplishments. I really wanted to love t [...]

    15. Barretta, Gene Lincoln and Kennedy: a pair to compare. PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2016. $17.Baretta skillfully compares and contrasts the lives, presidencies, and legacies of Lincoln and Kennedy. I would love this book to be in any school and it would be an excellent resource for every government or American History teacher. This was actually a lesson that I was taught when working towards my teaching credential, but it is a great one to have as a resource. A clever teacher could also [...]

    16. This one doesn't work for me. It has its moments: the author does a relatively good job using neutral wording (not always a good thing, but it works here for the most part) and the duel compositions to show parallels between the two presidents are consistently well done. But the author also makes both men out to be more or less faultless (a pet peeve of mine, especially because this book seems to be geared toward an age that REALLY could use a more nuanced portrayal) and there's one pretty glari [...]

    17. Summary:Lincoln and Kennedy are compared throughout their lives in this short but very informative picture book. Recommendation:This is a great read aloud for teachers who are teaching about Lincoln, Kennedy, or the comparing/contrasting. The book goes back and forth between Lincoln and Kennedy so you can compare and contrast them at different stages in their lives. The pictures will definitely draw kids in and help them understand the text.Stars: 4/5Reviewed By: Jen T.

    18. As someone who is self-admitted Kennedy obsessed, this one is a good book to add to the collection. I rarely see informational text for kids comparing Kennedy & Lincoln. I wish there was more substance to this-- it's not clear WHY the two men are being compared, even though they have some similarities and powerful differences. The message isn't clear, but the book is engaging.

    19. Showed all of the similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy. It is always fun to be reminded how their lives were alike, yet 100 years apart.

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