Vinnie and Abraham

By: Dawn FitzGerald; Catherine Stock (Illustrator)


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Vinnie and Abraham

By: Dawn FitzGerald; Catherine Stock (Illustrator)

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Format - Hardcover

Condition - Excellent

Listed - 2 months ago

Views - 9

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Publication Date - Feb 2007

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ISBN: 9781570916588

When she spoke to him, he was "Mr. President." But in her head, he was Abraham, her friend. Vinnie Ream, a determined young sculptor, became the youngest artist and the first woman to receive a commission from the U.S. government when she was chosen to sculpt the memorial statue of Abraham Lincoln that now stands in the Capitol rotunda.  Like Mr. Lincoln, Vinnie came from humble beginnings, growing up poor in the Wisconsin territory. Early on she displayed a talent for sculpture, but because she had to work to help her family, she was mainly self-taught. When Vinnie moved with her family to Washington, D.C., during the Civil War, Vinnie tirelessly worked toward her goal of becoming an artist. By the time she was sixteen, she was apprenticing for a prominent sculptor and creating busts of several leading politicians who wanted their likenesses cast in stone. She used these connections to finally meet and sculpt the bust of her hero, the president. Vinnie's story is sure to inspire young readers to work hard to achieve their own goals. Catherine Stock's vibrant and reverent illustrations capture Vinnie's vivacious personality as well as her steadfast resolve to honor Abraham Lincoln.

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