A Labor of Love - The Life and Art of Vinnie Ream

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19th Century

Glenn V. Sherwood

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A teenage girl models Abraham Lincoln and Congress gives her the job of making a marble statue after his death.


Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Teenage girl models Lincoln in her sculpture training.

Statue she makes of Lincoln is unveiled at the U.S. Capitol in 1871


Washington, D.C.; Midwest USA, Italy.

Based on a True Story


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Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Vinnie Ream (Lavinia Ellen Ream) 1847-1914

Age: 7 to 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Robert Ream

Age: Lived from 1811 to 1885

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Senator Edmund G. Ross of Kansas 1826-1907

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Visionary

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54,18-34,13-17,6 and under,7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Women's history, inspirational girls.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: SunShine Press Publications

Year Published: 1997

Hard Copy Available



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