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|Abraham Lincoln, pro wrestler|
Author: Sheinkin, Steve
When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids saying "history is boring," he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now, siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency before everything spins out of control!
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 3.60
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 196084
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 2.50
Points: 5.0 Quiz: 75722
Kirkus Reviews (11/01/17)
School Library Journal (01/01/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (M) (00/01/18)
The Hornbook (00/03/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 POPGr 3–5—Everyone in Abby's class hates history, especially her stepbrother, Doc. At the end of the school day, when Abby and Doc are waiting for their mom in the library storage room, they hear a thump coming from inside one of the cardboard boxes. Suddenly, out jumps Abraham Lincoln. He has traveled through time to let the students know that because of their complaints, he and other famous people have decided to quit history. This is where Abby's and Doc's exciting adventure begins. They must undo the damage they have done so that Abraham Lincoln will show up to the election and win the presidency. In this first book of the "Mixed-up History" series, Sheinkin combines historical facts with outlandish time travel antics. His historical note at the end encourages readers to "look it up" to find evidence of the unbelievable facts he shares about notable historical figures. Black-and-white line drawings reinforce the silliness of the story, while the short chapters will keep reluctant readers hooked. VERDICT A fun way to entice students to embrace what might seem, at first glance, like boring history.—Annette Herbert, F.E. Smith Elementary School, Cortland, NY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.