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Lady Liberty

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Lady Liberty
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763625306
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Lady Liberty
A Biography

author: Doreen Rappaport
illustrator: Matt Tavares

"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 Édouard 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.

A powerfully moving, authentic portrait of the Statue of Liberty, told through the eyes of those who created her and illustrated in glorious detail.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$19.99 / $23.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763625302 /  9780763625306
on sale date:
05/2008
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; History; Science & Nature; Social Topics;
author’s comments:
Doreen Rappaport has written many books for young readers, including an acclaimed trilogy about the African-American experience: No More!, Free at Last!, and Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round, all illustrated by Shane W. Evans. She is also the author of Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives in Copake Falls, New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of Iron Hans: A Grimms' Fairy Tale, retold by Stephen Mitchell; Jack and the Beanstalk, retold by E. Nesbit; and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. He has also written and illustrated three books inspired by baseball: Mudball, Oliver's Game, and Zachary's Ball. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
 
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