Resources

Much appreciation to The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, Kentucky for verifying the details in the end papers map, and to Candace Fleming for further information about Honey.

Excellent Lincoln Books:

  • Candace Fleming, The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (New York 2008)
  • Russell Freedman, Lincoln: A Photobiography (New York 1989): The late Russell Freedman encouraged me to research Lincoln’s childhood and to write this story. I am forever indebted to him. I met Russell in 2006 at the SCBWI conference where I discussed with him my hope to write about Abe’s childhood experiences with his best friend, Austin. I had gotten the idea from a sentence in Russell’s biography of Abraham Lincoln. A friend of mine secretly bought me his book and had it inscribed (below). I wish Russell were here so I could thank him for his kind support.
  • J. Rogers Gore, The Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln from the Spoken Narratives of Austin Gollaher (Indianapolis 1921): This book was my primary resource for writing HONEY, THE DOG WHO SAVED ABE LINCOLN. It is now available free online.
  • Ellen Jackson, Abe Lincoln Loved Animals (New York 2008)
  • Phillip Kunhardt, et al., Lincoln, An Illustrated Biography (New York 1999)
  • Ruth Painter Randall, Lincoln’s Animal Friends (Boston 1958)
  • Carl Sandburg, Abe Lincoln Grows Up (New York 2008)

The Lincoln Museum and Landmarks in Kentucky

Educational Resources

Reading Guide for Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln

  1. What can you tell about Abe Lincoln’s personality from the story?
  2. Why did Abe take a long time to get to the mill?
  3. Why was Nancy glad Honey was always with Abe?
  4. How are caverns dangerous?

Spelling Words for Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln

  • honey
  • mill
  • raccoon
  • cabin
  • grain
  • path
  • forest
  • opossum
  • porcupine
  • Bonus word: frontier