Book Description: A beautifully told story of young Abraham Lincolnâ€™s coming-of-ageDrawn from the early chapters of Carl Sandburgâ€™s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, this is the story of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s childhood. Growing up poor on the family farm, Abe did chores, helped his father cut down trees, and expertly skinned animals and cured hides. As a young man, he became an avid reader. When he witnessed a slave auction while on a flatboat trip down the Mississippi, he was forever changedÂ—and so was the future of America. This is the remarkable story of Lincolnâ€™s youth, early America, and the pioneer life that shaped one of our countryâ€™s greatest presidents.