Details the Lincoln's childhood, from birth to one winter night when stepmother informed father that Abe's studies were more important than 'chores that could wait until the morrow.' The immense positive influence of stepmother Sally to Lincoln and his family is made clear. Arranged into 6 chapters dividing his childhood into sections based on major events such as early childhood, death of mother, and the introduction of a stepmother. Caricature like illustrations are full of detail, expression and color. Full page afterward provides brief details of Lincoln's adult life (including his legal and political careers) and death. Additional reference aid: Bibliography.