What makes greatness possible? For Abraham Lincoln, it was intelligence, kindness, humor, and courage. He was a boy who'd give anything for a book. He was a flatboat worker, a wrestler, a postmaster, a lawyer who learned to lead people with words. And finally he was a President whose words, alas, could not keep his country together. Simple poetic language and magnificent paintings by Wendell Minor let readers imagine what might have passed through the mind and heart of a great leader, from his childhood in a one-room log cabin to the tragic end of his Presidency. An extraordinary fictional look at one of the most intriguing figures of our nation's history.