Old Abe was an extraordinary eagle. He became a symbol of courage and spirit for Wisconsin's Civil War soldiers. His popularity only increased after the Civil War. Nationwide, Old Abe is remembered as one of the most famous veterans of the Civil War! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.