Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler (Time Twisters)
#1 in the Time Twisters series. Abraham Lincoln is tired of people’s boredom with history and decides to try his hand at professional wrestling.
From nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin comes a hilarious new fictional chapter book series where history and hijinks collide, featuring Abraham Lincoln as a pro-wrestler.
WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU'RE ABOUT TO READ.
Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened--till now. Time is getting twisted, and it's up to two kids to straighten things out.
When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say "history is boring," he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860--to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control!
Featuring illustrations by Neil Swaab, Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler is the first chapter book in the Time Twisters series from acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin.
This title has Common Core connections.
History is boring! Or that’s what the kids in Ms. Maybee’s class think. Abby and Doc groan along with the rest of the class when it’s time to get out the history books, until Abraham Lincoln pays them a visit and warns them that he’s quitting unless they change their minds about history. Abby and Doc try to find a way to show their classmates that history isn’t boring, and Lincoln tries his hand at professional wrestling. Now other important people in history have seen that they can travel in time and try something new. What if Abigail Adams wants to be a pirate? Will Abby and Doc be able to get time straightened out?
This fun history series is comparable to The Magic Tree House, and is sure to get kids excited about history. These stories are historical fiction with a twist, as historical figures visit other time periods while their own struggles in their absence. The books include real history facts, and a section at the back of the book explains the details of the story that are historically accurate. This series is great for young readers because the stories flow smoothly and quickly, with engaging illustrations that interact with the narration. Each book is 176 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel E.