Book Review | My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln

Title: My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln: A Tale of Two Boys From Indiana

Author: Robert L. Bloch

About the Book:

In 1820, Sam Harding and Abe Lincoln forged a strong friendship based on their love of learning and the outdoors. This timeless story is about the special bond between the two boys, the experiences they shared growing up in early America, and how one of them eventually became the sixteenth President of the United States.

My Review:

Author, Robert L. Bloch has done an excellent job bringing history to life for young children with this picture book. Using true historical events along with the author’s imagination, My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln has helped my children conceptualize life in pioneer America in the early 1800’s. This book is targeted for ages 4-8 and it does include an introduction to slavery and the civil war which I know may be a bit young for some little ones. I personally appreciate the manner in which the author writes about both subjects because it opened the door for me to discuss with my children in an age appropriate manner. The illustrations by John W. Ewing are delightful and overall this is a wonderful historical tale of the great President, Abraham Lincoln. We are planning a trip to Washington D.C. this summer and my six year old son has requested a visit to the Lincoln Memorial because of a photo he saw in this inspirational book.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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