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Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

by Karen B. Winnick

In this true story, young Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln and asks him to grow a beard so that he can win more votes, become president, and abolish slavery. After following her advice and winning the election, Lincoln stops by to thank Grace on his way to Washington D.C.  

  • Topics Women's History,
    19th-Century History
  • Age Groups Preschool, Early Elementary: K-3
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • Award Caldecott Medal
  • Publisher Boyds Mills Press, 1996, Honesdale, PA
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Award Key

Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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