Lady Liberty: A Biography

byDoreen RappaportIllustratorMatt Tavares

May 13, 2008|
Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport
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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.
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., illust...
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Title:Lady Liberty: A Biography
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:40 pages, 12.1 X 10.16 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 12.1 X 10.16 X 0.48 in
Published:May 13, 2008
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763625306

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