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Reading Rockets recommends the following books by Lane Smith.
When Quincy leaves her tour of the White House, she sees a tall man standing over the Gettysburg Address. Quincy shares jokes with the ghost and helps him realize that the states are indeed united. The tall, pale ghost of Abe Lincoln can now rest easy.
Fact and fiction, old and new styles of illustration, wit and seriousness combine in this pithy, lighthearted look at four luminaries in American history. Only mature readers will appreciate the title's name play but are sure to chuckle at the take on John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington and Ben Franklin. Fact is clearly differentiated from fun at book's end.
Humdrum family activities turn into stand-up comedy in text and illustrations with the understated lines in this parody of the old "Dick & Jane" readers. Newly independent readers will appreciate the short sentences presented in short stories, illustrated to look like books from the 1950s; sophisticated readers will appreciate the spoof.
Books illustrated by Lane Smith
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