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Lady Liberty : A Biography
by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares


Overview - A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.

"Soon America will be one hundred years old. I share my dream of a birthday gift."

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later i1/2douard Laboulaye's dream catches fire and takes shape.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.

"Soon America will be one hundred years old. I share my dream of a birthday gift."

It begins in 1865 as a romantic idea, but ten years later i1/2douard Laboulaye's dream catches fire and takes shape. Sculptor Auguste Bartholdi gives the dream the form of a lady, holding a torch to "enlighten the world." Engineers, plasterers, carpenters, coppersmiths -- many of them immigrants -- work together to turn the lady into a monument over 100 feet tall. Joseph Pulitzer calls on readers to help fund a pedestal, and hundreds send in nickels, dimes, and even roosters for the cause. Doreen Rappaport's historically accurate, poetic vignettes and Matt Tavares's magnificent images remind us of the true origins of a national symbol -- and show that it took a lot of people to make the Lady.
Back matter includes statue dimensions, a time line, an author note, an illustrator note, sources, and suggestions for further reading.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780763671150
  • ISBN-10: 0763671150
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9.09 x 5.92 x 0.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.33 pounds

Series: Candlewick Biographies

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 19th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - General (See Also Headings Under Animals

 
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