An Affectionate Farewell: The Story of Old Abe and Old Bob

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc

Old Bob was old Abe's horse and he was loyal and the manes of both horse and master blew haphazardly this way and that as their way across the prairies long before Old Abe became the most important President America ever had.   Old Bob took his master over barely passable trails, across almost unfordable rivers, through endless reaches of tall grass and heavy rain  which obscured any view, as Abraham Lincoln rode the circuit of his law practice often for months at a time.    Their temperaments matched strong, calm, dependable and intelligent. Old bob was there when they voted Old Abe into the presidency of the United States of America. Old Abe was there in the parade to celebrate the Union victory covered in that special red white and blue blanket covered in tiny Union flags.   Tragically he was there too as the nation mourned their assassinated President walking in a place of honor behind the hearse as Abraham Lincoln was borne through the streets of Springfield to the beat of muffled drums to be buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.     Old Bob and Old Abe is a story of companionship and honor, of a man who loved animals and men, and treated both with respect and dignity in a time in American History when Freedom was won.

About Bert Dodson

Bert Dodson is the author and illustrator of the best-selling learn-to-draw classic Keys to Drawing as well as the illustrator of over 80 children's books including a previous one with Willem Lang. He has also co-written The Way Life Works with noted biologist Mahlon Hoagland. He lives in Bradford, Vermont. .

About Trudy Krisher

Trudy Krisher is a retired liberal arts professor and an award winning children's author. Her books include Kathy's Hats: A Story of Hope and Spite Fences. Her awards include the International Reading Association's Best Young Adult Novel Award. She lives in Dayton OH

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Age/Grade Range: 6-7 / 1-2

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