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How Abraham Lincoln was saved by his son Tad — and gave us ‘a holiday tradition’ to remember

A new book for young readers may wind up in more than a few Christmas stockings this year.

It was inspired by a story that Raymond Arroyo, a Fox News contributor and bestselling author, stumbled upon — and one that’s connected to a longtime American holiday tradition.

When President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary — in 1863, while in the White House — received a live turkey for the family to feast on at Christmas, their precocious eight-year-old son Tad, who was fond of animals, apparently adopted the bird as a pet.

And it is also how the Lincoln family — and one child — marked the nation.  

Editors’ note: Published by Zonderkidz, “The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln” by Raymond Arroyo is already a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon in the “Children’s US Presidents and First Ladies Biography” category. 

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Maureen Mackey is managing editor of lifestyle for Fox News Digital.


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