Through three voyages on the Mississippi River, a young Abraham Lincoln matures in the world and gives careful consideration to the issue of slavery. Travel with young Abraham Lincoln as he journeys up and down the “Father of Waters.” Sit alongside him as he navigates his flatboat over dams, past currents, and through shallow water. Sail with him to the bustling port of New Orleans and back to his home up north. Along the way, you’ll share his deepest thoughts and witness his struggle with the pressing ethical question of his day whether slavery should be abolished. You’ll come to understand how Abraham Lincoln grew from a naÃ¯ve, idealistic teenager into one of the greatest, most passionate thinkers the United States has ever known. Neil Waldman relied on primary resources to tell the story of young Abe Lincoln. His well-researched illustrations in watercolors, acrylics, pencil, and pen and ink offer a moving portrait of Lincoln and his times.