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Lady Liberty: a biography

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
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 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.
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ISBN:
9780763625306
9780763671150
9780763671143
9780763653019
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 760L
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subject_facet New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- History
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Juvenile literature
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature
title_display Lady Liberty : a biography
title_full Lady Liberty : a biography / Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Matt Tavares
title_short Lady Liberty :
title_sub a biography
topic_facet Buildings, structures, etc
History
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)