COURY, Tina Nichols. Hanging off Jefferson’s Nose. illus. by Sally Wern Comport. 40p. bibliog. CIP. Dial. 2012. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3731-0. LC 2011029968.
What would it be like to be the son of the man who was the sculptor of Mount Rushmore? Lincoln Borglum was only 12 when his father took the commission. As he grew up, he learned about every aspect of the project, and eventually, at age 26, became the superintendent under his father. When Ghutzon Borglum died suddenly from complications of surgery, Lincoln was ready to step in and bring the project to a satisfying conclusion. This slightly fictionalized narrative of Borglum’s life is engaging and informative.