The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln

The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln

The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln

by Raymond Arroyo
Illustrated by Jacqui Davis
Price: $18.99
Release date: Oct 03, 2023
ISBN: 9780310793823
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroyo comes a fun picture book biography of Tad Lincoln, his relationship with his father President Abraham Lincoln, and a story about a parent’s love for his son and the wisdom of a child. Part of the Turnabout Tales series that explores the hidden, pivotal moments that define some of history’s greatest men and women.

Tad Lincoln was forever getting into trouble. He bounced around the White House making mischief and annoying almost everyone but the president. Yet Tad was his father’s joy and comfort amidst a brutal war, a family tragedy, and the toll of holding the nation’s highest office. When Tad befriends a turkey meant to be Thanksgiving dinner, his plea for the pet to be spared teaches Abe a lesson about mercy. It also starts the tradition of the Thanksgiving turkey pardon, a tradition that presidents carry on to this day.

In The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln readers 4-8 will:

  • meet the larger-than-life personality of Tad Lincoln and his father President Abe Lincoln
  • see the most famous US president come to life as a father
  • learn about the power of mercy
  • take a carefully researched and actively told romp through history, bringing this story to life in an all-new, fun-filled way for children and adults alike


The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln includes:

  • an annotated list of resources
  • illustrations by artist Jacqui Davis
  • an author’s note by Raymond Arroyo, New York Times bestselling author of The Spider Who Saved Christmas


Check out Raymond Arroyo’s book The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison, also part of the Turnabout Tales series.